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Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 6, 2018

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Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative

People stroll by the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey on April 20, 2018. Turkey's press crackdown continues, with more journalists arrested or charged for reporting critically.(Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Journalist arrested

Authorities in the southeastern city of Mardin on August 8 took Uğur Akgül, a former reporter for the shuttered pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), into custody to serve his prison sentence of two years and six months after a court rejected his appeal, according to the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency. The journalist was sent to Mardin Prison, according to the agency.

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