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Veteran Turkish comedians Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen to stand trial for allegedly insulting President Erdoğan 21
Turkish gov’t aims to diminish bar associations’ role as human rights watchdogs: HRW 22
15 Canadians named in Turkish ‘terrorism’ probe linked to President Erdoğan’s rival: report 24
Complaints of torture on rise in Turkey's Kurdish southeast 25
46 European Parliament members call on EU to initiate targeted sanctions against Erdoğan government 26
92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report 27
UN alleges war crimes during Syria's Idlib offensive 28
Kurdish mayor tortured under police custody arrested by court 29
Turkey urgently needs to demonstrate concrete progress on rule of law, fundamental freedoms: EU 30
Prosecutor declines to pursue killing of 13-year-old Kurdish girl, claiming she was a terrorist 31