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Turkey: New Arrests of Journalists Shine Spotlight on Problematic Terrorism Laws

Sweeps and large-scale arrests of people accused of being members of the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK), a pro-Kurdish group that Turkish authorities accuse of being a front for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), have become a commonplace event in Turkey over the last few years. But while the original targets of KCK-related arrests were mostly pro-Kurdish politicians, recent sweeps in the case have netted a wider assortment of suspects, including academics and writers (see this previous post). 

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Turkey: New Arrests of Journalists Shine Spotlight on Problematic Terrorism Laws

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