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Turkey - As trial of 44 journalists resumes, court continues to ban use of Kurdish

Reporters without borders
The trial of 44 journalists and other employees of Kurdish media accused of being members of a “media committee” operated by the outlawed Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) resumed yesterday in Istanbul after a two-month break. Reporters Without Borders, which attended the hearing, reiterates its call for the release of the 34 defendants who are still detained – and have been since 20 December 2011 – and for them to be given interpreters and allowed to testify in Kurdish. “The right to a (...)

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