Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prepares to welcome Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Presidential Press Service, pool photo via AP)
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Uproar over freedom of expression after Turkey detains leading civil society figureTurkish police have detained a businessman who is one of the country's leading civil society figures, reports and his lawyer said Thursday, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In other developments, Erdogan said Thursday that three more mayors, including the high-profile mayor of the capital Ankara, are to resign soon, in addition to three others who had already resigned, as he pushes to revitalize his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections.Separately, chief economic adviser to Erdogan, Saban Disli, resigned Thursday, a senior official in Erdogan's AK Party said, without giving a reason for the resignation.
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