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Turkey's Top Judge Defends Court Independence After Erdogan Criticism

Turkey's top judge asserted his court's independence on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan and the justice minister both criticized a ruling that the detention of two prominent journalists had violated their rights. Erdogan said on Sunday he neither recognized nor respected Thursday's ruling by the constitutional court that led to the release of Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, and its Ankara bureau chief. Their arrest last November,...

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