A top Kurdish lawyer is dead after unknown attackers shot him during a press conference in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called the killing of Tahir Elci a "planned assassination" and urged people to protest.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has gone back on earlier remarks after initially saying Tuesday's blast in Diyarbakir was the result of an accident. A police officer and two civilians were killed.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
An ongoing military operation with a round-the-clock curfew and a communications blackout has prompted allegations of human rights abuses in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey. Augusto Fonseca* reports.
After elections in June 2015, the pro-Kurdish party HDP entered the Turkish parliament with 13.1 percent of the vote. Among its MPs were Ziya Pir, Ali Atalan and Feleknas Uca, all of whom came from Germany.
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