Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey in absentia
06 July 2020 | 10:52 am
The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, begins in Istanbul.
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Around one hundred people perfom the choreography of a Chilean feminist collective, entitled "The rapist is you!", which has become a global anthem against violence against women.
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Hatice Cengiz and US-based group DAWN have filed a civil suit, pursuing the Saudi prince and 28 others for damages. Khashoggi was murdered two years ago when he entered the Saudi consulate to obtain marriage papers.
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French-Swiss artist Saype (real name Guillaume Legros) unveils three massive land-art productions in Istanbul, as a part of his "Beyond Walls" project in which he paints giant intertwined hands to symbolise "the largest human chain" around the world. Istanbul is the eighth step of the project which he began in June 2019.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticism over his handling of ongoing protests at Bogazici University and promised to show “no mercy” towards demonstrators.
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Tourists enjoy Istanbul's scenery and children play in parks after heavy snowfalls following weeks of warm weather in Turkey.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hailed the recent decision by the Biden administration to declassify an intelligence assessment of her fiancé's shocking 2018 murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But Hatice Cengiz called on Washington to go beyond words and enforce "sanctions" or other "actions" against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Turkish President Erdogan justified his decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention by saying it has been ‘hijacked by a group attempting to normalize homosexuality.' Lawyers say the withdrawal is unconstitutional.
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Hundreds of people rally in Istanbul against Turkey's controversial exit on Thursday from a treaty which combats femicide and domestic abuse.
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