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

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

US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

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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 ...

Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

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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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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 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 ...

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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'.

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

Turkish author in exile fears for her life

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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.

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for Erdogan talks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Turkish philanthropist to stay in jail over 'bogus' charges

Turkish businessman Osman Kavala will remain in jail, accused of attempting to 'overthrow the government' by 'organising and ...

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

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Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

Human rights groups have criticised a trial of 16 people in Turkey accused of attempting to overthrow the governments.

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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.

Soros foundation to end Turkey operations after Erdogan attack

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Soros foundation to end Turkey operations after Erdogan attack

The Open Society Foundation of US billionaire George Soros on Monday said it would cease its activities in Turkey after Turkish President Recep ...

Turkey frees academics after controversial raids over jailed activist

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Turkey frees academics after controversial raids over jailed activist

After protestations from the US and EU, Turkey has released prominent academics and civil society activists arrested in a police sweep on Friday.

Turkey detains academics in latest crackdown sweep

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Turkey detains academics in latest crackdown sweep

Two professors linked to a human rights activist in detention without charges were swept up in police raids on Friday.

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