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PEN America Welcomes Release of Turkish Musician

"Grup Yorum has faced years of persecution at the hands of the Turkish government, which has fallaciously accused members of terrorism for merely making music and has repeatedly raided… More

Ali Aracı Grup Yorum

Aracı is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum. The band's music has angered Turkish authorities and members have faced serious threats. Arrested June 19, 2019, a… More

Mehmet Baransu

Baransu has been detained since March 2015 for his reporting on an alleged coup attempt that referenced leaked military documents. He faces charges in at least four distinct court… More

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