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Turkish writer Asli Erdogan: 'Thousands of students are in jail for one tweet'

She has the same name and nationality as the Turkish president, but the similarities stop there. Writer Asli Erdogan is an outspoken critic of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on opponents following the failed coup of July 2016.

Having just picked up the Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s Freedom in Paris, Erdogan tells FRANCE 24 about the situation facing intellectuals, journalists and students in Turkey – and about her upcoming trial.

"People are afraid to breathe," she says. "Europe only hears about the writers, the journalists. But thousands of university students are in jail for just one tweet."

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2018-07-20 Americas

Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

As Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista uprising and is once again facing widespread unrest, longtime human rights defender Bianca Jagger spoke to FRANCE 24...

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2018-07-18 James ANDRE

UN warns of 'conspiracy of complacency' in fighting HIV

As the UN's HIV/AIDS agency UNAIDS publishes its annual report, FRANCE 24 sat down with Michel Sidibé, its Executive Director. Sidibé discussed the progress made in fighting the...

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2018-07-12 Marc PERELMAN

'Official US position, confirmed by Trump: Crimea is Ukrainian', Poroshenko says

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2018-07-11 Annette YOUNG

The art of 'adulting': Why do so many of us struggle to grow up?

Annette Young meets Pamela Druckerman, New York Times columnist and Paris-based author whose latest book looks at why we struggle with growing up. After the mammoth success of...

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2018-07-09 Asia-pacific

ICRC chief: 'Long way to go' until Rohingya refugees can return to Myanmar

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), spoke to FRANCE 24 from Geneva following a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Maurer described the...

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