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Erdogan says Egyptian ex-president Morsi was ‘killed’

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said his close ally Mohamed Morsi was “killed” and accused Egyptian authorities of failing to intervene to save the ex-president. “Morsi was struggling on the floor in the courtroom for 20 minutes. Authorities unfortunately did not intervene to save him,” Erdogan said during a televised speech in […]

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Turkey: 14 Cumhuriyet staff sentenced on ‘terror’ charges

A Turkish court has handed prison sentences to 14 staff of the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper on “terrorism” charges, and acquitted three others, according to state media. The sentences for those convicted on Wednesday by the Istanbul-based court ranged from two-and-a-half years to seven-and-a-half years. Among them are renowned journalists, including investigative reporter Ahmet Sik, who […]

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