Turkish court closes pro-Kurdish newspaper

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The outlets were deemed to be affiliated to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the government accuses of masterminding the coup. Several journalists who have worked for Gulen-linked news organizations also were detained.


Turkish Authorities Briefly Detain Spokesman for Pro-Kurdish Opposition: Lawmaker

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More than a dozen HDP lawmakers have been jailed, mostly due to alleged links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against Turkey for more than three decades. The HDP denies direct ties to the PKK, which is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, Turkey and the European Union.


Turkey Sentences Pro-Kurdish Party Lawmaker to Over 16 Years in Prison: CNN Turk

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Baluken and other detained HDP members, including the party's co-leaders, are mostly accused of links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, which has conducted a decades-old insurgency against the Turkish state. All of the accused have denied the charges.


Turkish Parliament Strips Pro-Kurdish Lawmaker of Her Status

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Speaking Kurdish was banned in Turkey after the 1980 military coup until 1991, and some other restrictions have since been eased. Members of Zana's People's Democratic Party (HDP) party say there is no law stating that Kurdish cannot be used in an oath.


Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish opposition leaders

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Turkish authorities arrested the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on Friday on terrorism-related charges as the post-coup crackdown in the country continues. Ten other HDP lawmakers were also detained although some were later released, while access to social media and some websites were blocked following the detentions, according to an internet monitoring group. Friday's arrests came as nine people were killed and nearly 100 others wounded in a car bomb attack in Turkey's southeast. ANALYSIS: How could failed coup affect Kurdish peace process? Turkey Blocks - a monitoring group that provides a live feed of internet shutdown incidents in the country - said Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were all "blocked by throttling", a method of slowing certain websites to the point where they are unusable.