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4 journalists under arrest in SE Turkey stage hunger strike in protest of prison conditions

Four female journalists who were arrested in June have gone on a hunger strike to draw attention to rights violations in Turkish prisons, the...

2 inmates in Turkish prisons continue hunger strike as authorities reject demands

Two inmates in Turkish prisons staging hunger strikes said they would be continuing their protests indefinitely after the Ministry of Justice rejected their demands, the...

İstanbul Bar Association faces probe for hanging banner commemorating lawyer who died on hunger strike

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's office has demanded the testimony of İstanbul Bar Association executives as part of an investigation into the hanging of...

Jailed lawyer dies in Turkey after 238 days of hunger strike

A lawyer sentenced to more than 13 years in prison by a Turkish court on terror charges died on Thursday after 238 days of...

Turkish police detain 6 members of Grup Yorum music band: report

Turkish police on Wednesday detained six members of folk music band Grup Yorum as they were rehearsing for a concert in İstanbul’s Beykoz district,...

Another member of Grup Yorum band dies after hunger strike

Another member of a popular, left-wing folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died after he ended a hunger strike in protest of the...

Turkish band member ends hunger strike on 322nd day after negotiations with officials: report

Musician İbrahim Gökçek of the left-wing Turkish band Grup Yorum ended a prolonged hunger strike on Tuesday after positive negotiations with Turkish authorities over the lifting...

Another prisoner on hunger strike dies in jail on 297th day

Mustafa Koçak, who had been on a hunger strike in a prison in western Turkey, died on the 297th day of his hunger strike...

Turkish folk band member dies on 288th day of hunger strike: report

A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died on the 288th day of a hunger strike protesting the government’s...

Prisoner on hunger strike forcibly fed, subjected to torture, lawyer reveals

Mustafa Koçak, who has been on a hunger strike for 254 days in an İzmir prison, was removed from his cell and brought to...

8 Turkish lawyers demanding a fair trial continue hunger strike in prison

Eight lawyers, who were all members of the now-closed Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), are on a hunger strike in prison, demanding a fair trial,...

Deputy who went on hunger strike takes parliamentary oath a year late

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Güven, who had been on a hunger strike for nearly 200 days, took the parliamentary oath of office on Wednesday,...

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