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Documents of arrested Turkish linguist seized by prison management

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Personal documents including answers to an interview and another text belonging to 69-year-old respected Turkish linguist Necmiye Alpay were seized last week by the administration of the prison in which she is being held on terrorism charges.


A lawyer representing Alpay told Turkish media on Thursday that the prison manager took the documents on the condition of return but failed to give them back on Monday.


Alpay was arrested by an İstanbul court for alleged membership in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) days after the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper was temporarily shuttered by authorities, in late August.


A peace activist and a renowned linguist, Alpay was among the publishing consultant board members of the newspaper. (Turkey Purge)

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