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The man was prevented from visiting his relative due to government guidelines.

Some elderly Turks have ignored advice to stay at home, leading local authorities to rip up park benches from the ground in an attempt to prevent gatherings.

Turkey court gives jail terms to opposition journalists

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Turkey court gives jail terms to opposition journalists

An Istanbul court sentenced journalists from the Sozcu daily, including columnist Emin Colasan and editor-in-chief Metin Yilmaz, to prison terms ranging from two to three years on terrorism charges.

Turkish court re-convicts journalists accused of 'supporting terrorist organisations'

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Turkish court re-convicts journalists accused of 'supporting terrorist organisations'

The 12 are former journalists for Cumhuriyet, one of the last remaining opposition newspapers in Turkey.

Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

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Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

The whistle-blower exposed a government study detailing high cancer rates linked to industrial pollution in Turkey.

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Turkey releases five opposition journalists from jail

Turkey's record of press freedom has worsened over the years, with dozens of journalists arrested.

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Turkey's controversial S-400s to be installed in capital Ankara

The Murted Air Base, formerly named Akinci, was allegedly the command centre for the 15 July 2016 coup attempt.

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Turkish opposition politician could face 17 years in prison

Istanbul CHP head Canan Kaftancioglu faces up to 17 years in prison on charges of 'spreading terrorist propaganda' and 'insulting the Turkish ...

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Top Turkish court says journalists' rights violated

The controversial case against Cumhuriyet - one of the few remaining dailies opposing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - has sparked ...

Turkish actor convicted of abusing pop star Sila

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Turkish actor convicted of abusing pop star Sila

Ahmet Kural was on Monday sentenced to more than a year in prison on charges of assaulting, defaming and threatening Turkish pop star Sila.

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Protests against jail sentences for journalists in Turkey

A group of lawyers gathered in Istanbul to protest jail sentences for journalists working for opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet.

Famous Turkish actor quizzed over 'death threats to Erdogan'

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Famous Turkish actor quizzed over 'death threats to Erdogan'

Metin Akpinar, also a well-known comedian in Turkey, is accused of making "insulting" statements that alluded to Erdogan.

Turkey issues warrant for exiled opposition journalist

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Turkey issues warrant for exiled opposition journalist

Can Dundar, former editor of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, is accused of being involved in anti-government protests in 2013.

Police shoot tractor crashing into cars near Turkey's parliament

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Police shoot tractor crashing into cars near Turkey's parliament

Turkish police shot the driver of a tractor in Ankara's city centre after he refused to stop and crashed into cars near the parliament building.

Merkel and Erdogan promise to fix ties despite rifts

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Merkel and Erdogan promise to fix ties despite rifts

Despite many rifts, Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have vowed to fix ties between their countries.

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Turkey releases prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu

Prominent Turkish opposition lawmaker Enis Berberoglu has his five-year sentence for revealing state secrets suspended for as long as he serves as a parliamentarian.

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Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

Fears about the stability of one of the very few dailies in Turkey still capable of criticising the government have arisen as ...

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Hundreds of protesting workers at new Istanbul airport detained

About 500 workers at Istanbul's third airport were arrested for protesting poor labour conditions, including the deaths of workers.

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Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

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Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for a second term, bolstered with greater powers and authority.

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Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

New Turkish lawmakers began taking their oaths in parliament on Saturday, as Erdogan's AK Party is forced into coalition with the hardline MHP ...

Turkey marks 25 years since massacre of Alevi intellectuals

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Turkey marks 25 years since massacre of Alevi intellectuals

Turkish activists gathered in memory of 33 Alevi intellectuals who were killed in a mob attack 25 years ago.

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

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Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

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Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police jailed one of the country's most prominent cartoonists to serve out a 14 month sentence first handed down last year on charges of ...

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