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Conditions worsening in Turkey’s prisons due to COVID-19

Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy, co-spokespersons of the HDP Foreign Affairs Commission, have released a statement on the worsening conditions in Turkey’s prisons due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Turkish government’s onslaught on the HDP continues amid the fight against the coronavirus 0

Between March 11 and May 10, the police intervened in 8 events organized to protest the government’s measures on the Covid-19 and 42 people were detained. In addition, an investigation was launched against two members of parliament for their critical statements on Covid-19 measures

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Turkey. Lawyer Unsal sent a letter on is 110th day on death fast

The lawyers are demanding a fair trial. Lawyer Ebru Timtik is on the 141st day of death fast, while lawyer Aytaç Ünsal is on the 110th day

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Solidarity keeps us alive! Campaign for the release of political prisoners

The Free Women Movement (TJA) launched a campaign with other international women organizations called “Solidarity keeps us alive” in favour of political prisoners

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INTERVIEW WITH GRUP YORUM MEMBER DILAN EKIN

Dilan Ekin, a member of Grup Yorum, was detained on 8 May, along with 16 other people, during the police attack on the funeral of Grup Yorum member Ibrahim Gökçek

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Turkish government dismiss and arrest more HDP mayors

HDP won 65 municipalities, 3 of which metropolitan cities in the local elections of 31 March 2019. 45 municipalities have been seized and taken over by state-appointed trustees so far

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Grup Yorum bassist Ibrahim Gökçek dies in hospital

IbrahimGökçek, bassist of the socialist band Grup Yorum, led a death fast protest for 323 days in protest at the state repression against his group

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Ibrahim Gökçek ends the hunger strike

Grup Yorum has announced that Gökçek has ended his action

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Resistance. For Ilhan Comak and all political prisoners in Turkey

İlhan Sami Çomak, who was born in 1973, was arrested as a young student in 1994. There is currently a campaign and increased publicity to try and get this poet released

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New call for the release of Kurdish poet İlhan Sami Çomak jailed in Turkey for 26 years

Turkey counts so many political prisoners (there are currently up to 70,000 students in jail) that it can be easy to get human rights fatigue when reporting on the country

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