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Turkish Court Releases Jailed Amnesty International Chair

HeadlineAug 16, 2018

In Turkey, a court has released the honorary chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kiliç, more than a year after he was arrested along with other human rights campaigners for allegedly supporting a failed 2016 coup attempt. Kiliç’s arrest drew international condemnation over Turkey’s increasingly harsh crackdown on human rights. This is Taner Kiliç speaking just after his release.

Taner Kiliç: “I hope justice will prevail for everyone. I hope the independent and impartial judiciary will serve for everyone. I am not the one in the worst situation. There are people in a worse situation than I am. I hope there will be a fair trial for everyone.”

Kiliç’s release came amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Ankara—and after the Trump administration brought sanctions against Turkey, demanding the release of an American missionary named Andrew Brunson, who was one of thousands of people detained in Turkey after the failed coup in 2016.

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