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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 4

Journalists and activists march for press freedom in Ankara, March 19, 2011. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Opposition MP visits jailed journalists
Utku Çakırözer, a member of parliament for the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), was allowed to visit 11 journalists jailed in Istanbul, the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet reported yesterday. The lawmaker visited Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdogan, Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak, and Hanım Büşra Erdal at Bakırköy Women's Prison, Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, Ahmet Turan Alkan, Ali Bulaç, Şahin Alpay, Murat Aksoy and Atilla Taş at Silivri Prison, according to the report.


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