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Retired general serving life sentence for role in 1997 postmodern coup dies in prison

Vural Avar, one of a group of retired generals who were imprisoned last year due to their role in a military intervention in Turkey...

ECtHR ruling will empower Turkish judges who insist on abiding by the law, Kavala says

Businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala has commented on a recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) that said Turkey had failed...

Court releases 8 more cadets convicted on coup charges

An İstanbul court has released pending retrial eight more military cadets who had been convicted on coup charges and sentenced to life in prison...

EU ‘profoundly regrets’ jailing of Turkish businessman Kavala

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday called for the release of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala, saying he "deeply regrets" the life sentence...

France condemns life sentence for Turkey’s Kavala

France on Tuesday condemned the life sentence handed by a Turkish court to prominent rights advocate and businessman Osman Kavala, saying his detention violated...

Life sentence for philanthropist Kavala sparks outrage in Turkey, int’l community

An aggravated life sentence handed down by a Turkish court on Monday to prominent  businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala on controversial charges that had...

US ‘deeply troubled’ by ‘unjust’ conviction of Turkish activist Kavala: State Department

The United States was "deeply troubled" by the conviction Monday of a leading Turkish activist, calling his life sentence on controversial charges of trying...

Retired generals to serve life sentences for role in 1997 postmodern coup

A Turkish court has issued arrest warrants for 14 defendants, mostly retired generals, after the Supreme Court of Appeals upheld their life sentences for...

Retired general petitions Turkey’s top court against life sentence

Retired general Çetin Doğan has submitted an individual application to Turkey’s Constitutional Court with regard to his life sentence, which was handed down in...

RSF condemns ‘political and judicial persecution’ of exiled journalist Dündar

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned “Turkey’s political and judicial persecution” of exiled journalist and former Cumhuriyet daily Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar, who is facing...

UN working group urges Turkey to release former cadet sentenced to life on coup charges

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that Ahmet Dinçer Sakaoğlu, one of 70 former air force cadets...

2 defendants get life sentences for operating whistleblower Fuat Avni account

A Turkish court on Monday handed down life sentences to two defendants standing trial on charges of attempting to destroy the constitutional order for...

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