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Moldova convicts ex-intel chief over illegal deportation of Turkish dissidents
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Moldova convicts ex-intel chief over illegal deportation of Turkish dissidents

Vasile Botnari, the former head of the Moldovan secret service, received a suspended sentence and a substantial fine over the…
Turkey: Open letter urges President Spano to Decline Honorary Degree
Turkey

Turkey: Open letter urges President Spano to Decline Honorary Degree

To the attention of: Judge Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Dear President Spano, ARTICLE 19 urges…
Outrage boils over as ECtHR president meets with Turkish President Erdoğan
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Outrage boils over as ECtHR president meets with Turkish President Erdoğan

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) President Róbert Ragnar Spanó met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential…
ECtHR president’s upcoming visit to Turkey sparks indignation among dissidents
Turkey

ECtHR president’s upcoming visit to Turkey sparks indignation among dissidents

A two-day visit to Turkey by European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) President Róbert Ragnar Spanó that entails accepting an…
Rights advocates urge ECtHR president to address rampant violations during Turkey visit
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Rights advocates urge ECtHR president to address rampant violations during Turkey visit

The Turkish-based Human Rights Association (İHD) and several rights advocates have called on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)…
Jailed lawyer dies in Turkey after 238 days of hunger strike
Turkey

Jailed lawyer dies in Turkey after 238 days of hunger strike

A lawyer sentenced to more than 13 years in prison by a Turkish court on terror charges died on Thursday…
Woman dies after getting raped by specialized sergeant in Turkey’s southeast
Turkey

Woman dies after getting raped by specialized sergeant in Turkey’s southeast

A woman who was raped by a specialized sergeant in the Beşiri district of the southeastern province of Batman last…
Greece sees fewer migrant arrivals from Turkey, partly due to pandemic, minister says: report
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Greece sees fewer migrant arrivals from Turkey, partly due to pandemic, minister says: report

Greece has seen fewer migrants and refugees arriving from Turkey, numbering in the hundreds in the last four months, mainly…
HRW urges Turkish gov’t to investigate claims over night watchmen abuses
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HRW urges Turkish gov’t to investigate claims over night watchmen abuses

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the Turkish government to investigate “serious abuses” allegedly committed by police and neighborhood…
Turkey parliament set to approve tight social media curbs
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Turkey parliament set to approve tight social media curbs

Turkey’s parliament is poised to approve legal measures imposing tighter controls on social media, including possible bans on online companies.…
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