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Turkey: Trial against columnist Asli Erdogan ends with acquittal

Turkey: Trial against columnist Asli Erdogan ends with acquittal

A dish in the Turkey Turkish writer Asli Erdogan, who lives in Germany, has cleared the charge of terrorism. The judges in Istanbul did not owe Erdogan "membership in a terrorist group" and "attempts to disintegrate", as was announced on Friday. The court also ordered that "terrorist propaganda" proceedings be brought against her.

Asli Erdogan wrote columns for the pro-Kurdish newspaper "Özgür Gündem". After this coup attempt against the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan In July 2016, the newspaper was accused of links to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) closed, several employees were arrested and charged with terrorist propaganda.

Since the attempted coup, several media in Turkey have been closed and journalists have been arrested. Turkey also intensified repression against intellectuals, scientists and activists. Many of those affected fled to Germany. The best-known Turkish intellectuals in exile include Asli Erdogan and the former editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar,

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