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Turkey: Turkmen Activist Faces Deportation

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Click to expand Image Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting in Ankara, Turkey, February 29, 2012. © 2012 AP Photo/Umit Bektas, Pool (Berlin) – The Turkish government should halt plans to deport the Turkmen activist Dursoltan Taganova to Turkmenistan, where she will be at grave risk of arbitrary arrest and torture, a group of 11 human rights organizations said today. Turkish authorities should immediately release Taganova from custody. Turkey’s international partners should call on Ankara to uphold its international…

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