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Commentary: The high price of Turkey’s ‘witch-burning’ crackdown

Necmye Alpay greeted me warmly.

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of three prominent activists for press freedom, in central Istanbul,Turkey, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Dressed casually in a workout-style jacket and sneakers, her spirit of optimism stood in stark contrast to the spareness of the setting: the Bakirkoy Women’s Prison in Istanbul.

Alpay has been held in Bakirkoy since the…

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