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26th Feb 2024

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Turkey jails journalists for life

Three journalists - brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, and Nazli Ilicak - were sentenced to prison for life on Friday by a court in Istanbul. They are accused of having participated in the failed July 2016 coup against president Erdogan through "subliminal messages" on TV and in articles. The sentence was declared just hours after another journalist, German-Turkish Deniz Yucel, was freed after a year in prison over espionage charges.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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