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Turkey: State of Emergency Ends, but Not Repression

Expand Women assembled in Istanbul on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women are blocked by police, November 25, 2018. © 2018 Dilara Şenkaya/Bianet (Berlin) –Ending the state of emergency in Turkey has not ended repressive rule under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Prolonged and arbitrary jailing of critics on bogus terrorism charges has become the norm in Turkey. Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections in June 2018 took place in a climate of media censorship and with some members of parliament and one…

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