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U.N. rights boss concerned at due process in Turkey purges

U.N. human rights boss voices deep concern at mass arrests and sackings in Turkey.

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Search and rescue teams look for survivors as the death toll of the flash floods in Northern Turkey soars to 27. The disasters across Turkey's northern Black Sea regions come just as the disaster-hit country was winning control over hundreds of wildfires that killed eight people and destroyed swathes of forest along its scenic southern coast.
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After the upheaval in Afghanistan, a large number of people are now trying to flee the Taliban. Many turn to people smugglers to get them out of the country. One smuggler spoke to DW about his criminal business.
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The ambassadors, including Germany's, had urged a "just and speedy" resolution to Osman Kavala's case. He has been in jail for four years on charges linked to 2013 anti-government protests.