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After years of fractious ties between the NATO allies, Turkey's president said he wants to establish a "win-win" relationship with the United States.

Kati Piri routinely angered Ankara with her criticism of alleged Turkish rights violations.

Turkey rejects US appeal to release rights leader

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Turkey rejects US appeal to release rights leader

Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist who has been imprisoned for more than three years without a conviction, is being tried on charges related to a 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender <em>Kavala</em>

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

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Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

Osman Kavala denies accusations of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government.

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Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt ...

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European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

Rights advocates have raised concerns over freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and access to the internet.

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US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

Ankara accused Washington of failing to respect the 'rule of law' over the statement urging Osman Kavala's release.

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

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Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

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

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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 ...

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.

Turkey must release 'terror' convicts at risk of Covid-19

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Turkey must release 'terror' convicts at risk of Covid-19

Turkey's proposal to release some prisoners early is "positive", but "undermined" by the exclusion of thousands of inmates convicted on ...

Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

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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 to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

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Turkey to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

Philanthropist Osman Kavala was re-arrested on Tuesday shortly after being acquitted over accusations he organised the 2013 ...

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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.

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Turkey arrests rights defender Kavala hours after acquittal

Hope quickly turned to despair on Tuesday after a new arrest warrant was issued for leading rights defender Osman Kavala just ...

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Turkish author in exile fears for her life

Exiled Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan expected to be a convicted woman by now with a life sentence hanging over her head.

Turkish prosecutors demand life sentence for civil society leader

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Turkish prosecutors demand life sentence for civil society leader

Turkish prosecutors are demanding Osman Kavala serves a life sentence.

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Germany's Merkel in Turkey for Erdogan talks

Amnesty International has said Merkel should make Turkey's detention of human rights defenders the main focus of talks with Erdogan.

Protesters seek justice for murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

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Protesters seek justice for murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

Hundreds have gathered in solidarity with Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.

Turkey keeps <em>Osman</em> <em>Kavala</em> jailed despite European ruling

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Turkey keeps Osman Kavala jailed despite European ruling

Osman Kavala is accused of trying to overthrow the government during the 2013 mass protests, when Erdogan was prime minister.

Turkey court orders civil society leader to remain imprisoned

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Turkey court orders civil society leader to remain imprisoned

A Turkish court ordered businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala to remain in jail after his trial resumed on charges of ...

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