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26th Jul 2017

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Austria's asylum cap not needed yet, says minister

Austria has no need to use the emergency cap on the number of asylum seekers entering the country introduced earlier this year, interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka has said. "At the moment we have a declining [number of people] springing up and being detained," he told a panel in Switzerland, according to Reuters. Sobotka was a vocal supporter of the decree to limit asylum seekers to 37,500 in a year.

Journalists on trial highlight Turkey crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

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