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Jailed in Turkey; Online Onslaught in Russia: HRW Daily Brief | HRW

A Turkish court has ruled that six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, are to remain in custody pending trial. The six are being accused of aiding a terror group, charges Human Rights Watch and others have found to be “arbitrary and unfounded”. Five international organizations have urged Turkey to release the activists. Source: Jailed in Turkey; Online ...

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Turkish Cypriots want peace talks to resume | GlobalPost

The breakaway Turkish Republic of North Cyprus said Thursday it was willing to resume peace talks with the internationally-recognised government in the Greek south. “We have no preconditions. We want talks to resume where we left off,” Ozdil Nami, the TRNC’s foreign minister, told reporters after meeting his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara. “We want to reach an agreement ...

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