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Prosecutor seeks longer sentences for convicted Kurdish politicians

A prosecutor in Turkey on Friday opposed a previous verdict in the trial of two Kurdish politicians and demanded longer sentences for membership in...

2 jailed Kurdish politicians given lengthy prison sentences

Former co-mayor of the Diyarbakır Municipality Gültan Kışanak and pro–Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-chairperson Sebahat Tuncel have been given sentences ranging between 14...

Jailed HDP politician goes on hunger strike in support of PKK leader

Gültan Kışanak, former mayor of the Kurdish-dominated southeastern province of Diyarbakır and a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has joined an ongoing...

Court rules to continue two-year-long pretrial detention of 2 Kurdish politicians

A court in Malatya has ruled to keep Gültan Kışanak, former mayor of Diyarbakır from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and Sebahat Tuncel, co-chair...

Internet shutdown in Turkey’s Southeast follows pro-Kurdish mayors’ detention

Internet services in Turkey's southeastern provinces were shut down for almost 12 hours following protests against the detention of two co-mayors from the pro-Kurdish...

EU commissioners express concern over detention of Diyarbakır co-mayors

Two high-level European Commission officials expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of Diyarbakır’s Kurdish co-mayors, urging the restoration of the rule of law...

HDP deputies blame coup commission head for Kurdish mayor’s detention

Following the detention of Diyarbakır Co-mayor Gülten Kışanak only hours after she testified on Tuesday to Parliament’s Coup Investigation Commission, commission members from the...

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