🔸Hrant Dink’s legacy remembered
🔸Turkey: Nationalist party leader causes outrage
🔸Baloch people call for justice
🔸Turkey among top jailer of journalists#MedyaNews
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Commemorations are underway in Istanbul, marking 17 years since the assassination of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Organised by Hrant’s Friends, the group calls for those responsible to be brought to justice.
Meral Akşener’s comments on “honourable” political assassinations spark outrage and criticism. DEM Party Co-chair Tuncer Bakırhan expressed dismay over her endorsement of violence.
Cross-border strikes between Iran and Pakistan in the Balochistan region have triggered protests among the Baloch community on both sides, demanding an end to what they term a ‘Baloch genocide’.
In other news, Turkey ranks as the world’s ninth-largest jailer of journalists in 2023, sharing the spot with Egypt, according to the annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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