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Pro-Kurdish opposition leader goes on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges


ANKARA (Reuters) - The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition went on trial on Thursday, 13 months after his arrest on terrorism-related charges, facing up to 142 years in prison in a case closely watched by rights groups and Western governments. (Reuters World News) More More

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Posted on 25 June 2018 | 11:40 pm | Google News

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Posted on 25 June 2018 | 7:44 am | Google News

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Posted on 25 June 2018 | 6:35 am | Google News

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