How Turkey’s courts turned on Erdogan’s foes

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How Turkey’s courts turned on Erdogan’s foes
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It took 16 judges to convict Kurdish politicians Gultan Kisanak and Sebahat Tuncel of belonging to a terrorist organization last year.

Their trial in Diyarbakir, the biggest city in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast, was concluded in just a dozen sessions, but during that time the three-judge panel was in constant flux. The women, who maintain their innocence, were brought to court only once – to hear the “guilty” verdict.

Cihan Aydin, a lawyer and the president of Diyarbakir Bar Association

Their lawyer, Cihan...


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How Turkey’s courts turned on Erdogan’s foes


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