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Turkey - Leading journalist facing jail over book about Gezi protests

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Read in Turkish / Türkçe The third hearing in well-known independent journalist Erol Özkoray's trial on a charge of insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his book “The Gezi phenomenon” gets under way before a criminal court in Istanbul tomorrow. Published in July 2013, the book is a social and political analysis of “Occupy Gezi,” a protest movement that the police crushed in the summer of 2013. At least 153 journalists were injured and 39 were arrested while covering the protests. (...)

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