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Turkish writer Ahmet Altan: ‘I prefer prison to exile’

Freed after nearly five years in jail for alleged involvement in a failed coup, Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan, 71, now counts his...

Altan wins France’s Femina literary prize for novel written behind bars

Turkish author and journalist Ahmet Altan, who was released in April after more than four years in prison, has been named as the recipient of...

Don’t give up your values out of fear of prison, journalist Altan says

Journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, who was released from prison in April after more than four years behind bars on charges of involvement in...

Altan’s release sets important precedent for political prisoners: Freedom House

In a statement issued following the release of author and journalist Ahmet Altan, the Washington-based Freedom House called on Turkish courts to similarly rectify other...

Turkey frees journalist Altan after European rights court ruling

A Turkish court on Wednesday released journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan after more than four years in prison on charges of involvement in a...

European rights court faults Turkey over author Altan’s imprisonment

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Turkey for the imprisonment of journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan for his alleged involvement in...

Swedish journalists call on Erdoğan to release jailed author Ahmet Altan

Sixteen journalists in Sweden including the heads of prominent journalism organizations have called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to take action for the...

71-year-old jailed author Altan fails to get access to COVID-19 vaccine

Prominent Turkish writer and journalist Ahmet Altan, 71, who has been behind bars for some five years, has failed to get a response to...

Altan’s magic is stronger than Turkish prison walls: Italian journalist Saviano

In an open letter published by Corriere della Sera, Italian journalist and writer Roberto Saviano said Turkish authorities’ refusal to release Ahmet Altan, a prominent...

Bundestag vice president submitted complaint to UNESCO regarding jailed journalist Altan: report

Claudia Roth, vice president of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), has submitted a communication to UNESCO under a special procedure that it says allows...

Turkey’s top court sees no rights violations in re-arrest of journalist Altan

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that no rights violation took place in the re-imprisonment of prominent writer and journalist Ahmet Altan after the court...

Amnesty launches letter campaign demanding release of jailed journalist Altan

Prominent rights group Amnesty International has launched a letter campaign to secure the release from prison of Turkish journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, whom...

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