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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 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

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