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Turkish Justice: Settling Scores, Punishing Enemies

Professor Kemal Guruz, former head of the Turkish Council on Higher Education (CHE), has been in a maximum security prison now for a little over a year, charged with participating in what has been called Turkey’s “Postmodern Coup,” when the … Continue reading

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Article 301: End it, don’t Amend it

Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey.  A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act.  Among those targeted for prosecution were … Continue reading

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