Middle East

Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release

Human rights activists stage a protest outside a court in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 where the trial of eleven human rights activists, accused of belonging to and aiding terror groups, is ongoing. They hold placards demanding the release of Amnesty's Turkey chairman Taner Kilic, who was imprisoned separately in June 2017, and goes on trial in the city of Izmir for alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by the government for last year's coup attempt. (AP Photo/Lefteris





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