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Turkey Says No Return to Past Repression Despite State of Emergency

By Humeyra Pamuk and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past, even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s. With Erdogan cracking down

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Turkish Police Seal Off Hotel to Halt Dissident Opposition Congress

By Gulsen Solaker and Mert Ozkan ANKARA, May 15 – Police sealed off a hotel in Ankara on Sunday, preventing dissidents in Turkey’s nationalist opposition from holding a party congress that could jeopardize President Tayyip Erdogan’s plans for more power. Several hundred members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have launched a bid to oust

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Dutch Journalist Who Criticized Erdogan Detained in Turkey

By David Dolan and Thomas Escritt ISTANBUL/AMSTERDAM, April 24 – A prominent Dutch journalist has been detained by Turkish police, a Dutch official said on Sunday, a week after she wrote a column published in the Netherlands in which she criticised President Tayyip Erdogan for his clampdown on dissent. Erdogan is known for his intolerance

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