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The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey has sentenced 121 people to life imprisonment or “aggravated life imprisonment” for participating in a 2016 attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey demands action after Lebanese show insults 'evil Erdogan'

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Turkey demands action after Lebanese show insults 'evil Erdogan'

The Turkish embassy in Lebanon has taken swift action to demand necessary measures from Lebanon after a perceived insult against Erdogan on a TV show.

Turkey blasts Twitter over mass removal of pro-Erdogan accounts

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Turkey blasts Twitter over mass removal of pro-Erdogan accounts

Turkey heavily criticised Twitter after the platform removed over 7,000 accounts it says were part of state-linked information operations.

Turkey jails US consul employee for aiding 'terror group'

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Turkey jails US consul employee for aiding 'terror group'

An Istanbul court has sentenced Metin Topuz to almost nine years behind bars for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, despite US claims ...

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Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

An arrest warrant was issued for 118 military personnel over suspected links to the 2016 coup attempt.

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Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

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Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

Turkey is keeping the lock on dissidents despite thousands of prisoners being released due to fears that prison conditions could encourage the ...

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Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

An organised crime boss is among thousands of prisoners released by Turkey to ease overcrowding in prisons.

Turkish lawmakers approve prisoner release law amid coronavirus pandemic

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Turkish lawmakers approve prisoner release law amid coronavirus pandemic

The new law excludes detainees charged under controversial anti-terrorism laws and journalists, politicians and lawyers in pre-trial detention.

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Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

More than 20 rights organisations have called for the release of prisoners charged or convicted 'simply for exercising their rights'.

Turkey quarantines 12 areas, suspends international flights

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Turkey quarantines 12 areas, suspends international flights

Turkey's interior minister said 12 towns and villages have been quarantined, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the suspension of ...

Activists to make final statements before Turkish 'terror' trial

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Activists to make final statements before Turkish 'terror' trial

Human rights activists in Turkey were asked to make final statements before a verdict that could see them charged them terrorism.

Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

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Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

The Istanbul court acquitted Asli Erdogan, who is living in exile in Germany, of charges membership of an armed terror organisation, disrupting ...

Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit

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Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit

Erdogan will discuss the Libyan conflict with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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Turkish authorities arrest 115 soldiers in latest crackdown

Turkish prosecutors arrested 115 soldiers, 109 of them active personnel, in the latest purge against those suspected of supporting US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen.

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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 ...

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

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More than 200 detained in Turkey over Gulen links

Over 200 people have been detained in Turkey over links to Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey seeks terrorism conviction for Amnesty International chair

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Turkey seeks terrorism conviction for Amnesty International chair

Amnesty International Turkey's chair could face up to 15 years in prison, in a trial labelled "absurd" by the rights group.

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Turkey issues red notice for exiled Palestinian Dahlan

Former Palestinian strongman Mohammad Dahlan is accused of financing the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan 'released under supervision'

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Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan 'released under supervision'

Veteran journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak have had their lengthy jail terms overturned and are set to be released under judicial ...

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

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Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

The US embassy said it had 'liked' the tweet 'by accident'.

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