HRW urges Turkey to end prosecutions for ‘insulting the president’

“‘Insulting the president’ should not be a crime, and students holding up a satirical banner obviously should never have faced prosecution,” said Benjamin Ward,...
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New report reveals unprecedented clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

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Turkish journalist Ayşenur Parıldak, a former Zaman daily reporter who was given seven years, six months in prison on charges of membership in a...

6,033 people taken to court over allegedly insulting Turkish President Erdoğan in 2017

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Prominent Turkish footballers investigated over alleged links to Gülen movement

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Turkish justice minister: Brunson was not acquitted, he was convicted

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Turkish teacher investigated for recommending novel by Nobel Prize winner Pamuk

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Turkish man jailed over alleged Gülen links dies as result of poor medical care...

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HRW urges Turkey to end prosecutions for ‘insulting the president’

“‘Insulting the president’ should not be a crime, and students holding up a satirical banner obviously should never have faced prosecution,” said Benjamin Ward,...

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