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Turkey Cracks Down on Political Dissent — Again

Prosecutors are increasingly demanding jail time for people engaging in political dissent — from a former beauty queen to a top newspaper editor. And their efforts are likely to intensify in the run-up to June's general election even as human rights groups voice alarm over the crackdown. Mehmet Baransu, a columnist for Turkey’s Taraf newspaper, was the latest prominent journalist to hear the knock on the door from police in an early morning raid. Baransu was arrested Monday on...

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