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Opposition leader Babacan promises to bring “freedom of thought” back to Turkey
Turkey

Opposition leader Babacan promises to bring “freedom of thought” back to Turkey

Defying a bleak status quo, political challenger Ali Babacan promises to bring “freedom of thought” back to Turkey – if…
Fethullah Gülen and freedom
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Fethullah Gülen and freedom

Certain virtues and qualities are priceless, yet we fail to truly appreciate them until we are deprived of them. When…
2 Sözcü daily columnists indicted on Gülen charges
Media Freedom

2 Sözcü daily columnists indicted on Gülen charges

Two columnists from the nationalist, secularist Sözcü newspaper have been indicted on allegations of aiding the faith-based Gülen movement, which…
How Turkey silences journalists online, one removal request at a time
Media Freedom

How Turkey silences journalists online, one removal request at a time

On June 19, Abdülhamit Bilici, the last editor-in-chief of the now-shuttered Turkish paper Zaman, tweeted about the decline of press…
Turkey: UN expert says deeply concerned by rise in torture allegations
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Turkey: UN expert says deeply concerned by rise in torture allegations

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has expressed serious concerns about the rising allegations of torture and other ill…
Seventeen Turkish citizens, who escaped from persecution of Erdoğan regime, seek sanctuary in Greece
Turkey

Seventeen Turkish citizens, who escaped from persecution of Erdoğan regime, seek sanctuary in Greece

Seventeen Turkish nationals, including six children, have requested asylum in Greece after crossing over from Turkey, Agence France-Presse (AFP) has…
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