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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

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: Released | Turkey

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan were arrested in September 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers, writers, and journalists following the 2016 failed coup. More

Ahmet Altan

Ahmet Altan, Imprisoned in Turkey

Ahmet Altan is the founder of Taraf, who was arrested for allegedly spreading subliminal messages on television before an attempted coup against Erdoğan. More

Ahmet Sik

Ahmet Şik | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Ahmet Şık is an investigative journalist and writer dedicated to reporting on human rights abuses and government actions in Turkey. He was charged on December 30, 2016, with disseminating… More

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