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International, domestic groups ring alarms on human rights in Turkey

Two reports, one from Amnesty International and another from Turkey’s Association of Journalists, have again drawn attention to Turkey’s deteriorating record on freedom of expression.
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ANKARA — As Ankara basks in its newfound popularity amid the Ukraine crisis, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty International held up a mirror this week to Turkey’s Achilles’ heel: democratic backsliding and a politicized judicial system.

In Turkey, "Deep flaws in the judicial system were not addressed. Opposition politicians, journalists, human rights defenders and others faced baseless investigations, prosecutions and convictions,” read the human rights group’s 2021-22 report released Monday. 

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