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Claim: Kurds deprived of political representation

On 21 October 2016, the Economist published an article about the Kurds in Turkey in whi

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Claim: Abortion no longer “widely accessible” in Turkey

On 17 October 2016, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet released a news story on abortion in Turkey which cited the results of a study that asked

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Scholar or instigator? Curious case of Michael Rubin

On 12 October 2016, the American Enterprise Institute published an article written by Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official and an advisor to former US

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A mysterious disappearance: Hursit Kulter issue

A Kurdish politician named Hursit Kulter went missing after he was detained for his alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a militant group which is listed as terrorist by Turkey, the US, the EU and NATO and seeks to impose

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Claim: Rapists, robbers being released from prison

On 5 October 2016, a professor at Duke University claimed in a tweet that Turkey released “rapists” and “robbers” to imprison well-educated people.

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Which country hosts largest refugee population around world? A fact-check of Al Jazeera

On 4 October 2016, a news story was released by Al Jazeera in which Jordan was placed on top of a list of the countries tha

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Credit ratings agencies: an overview

On 24 September 2016, credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating to B

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