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The human cost of Turkey’s crackdown

Today, if all goes to plan, I will step through the imposing metal gates of Şakran high security prison in Turkey.

And there is nowhere else in the world I would rather be.

  • Salil Shetty, Amnesty International

I am in Turkey to attend tomorrow’s trial of our jailed Amnesty Turkey honorary chair, Taner Kılıç, in Istanbul.

Alia 1aBut before the hearing begins I have travelled to the seaside city of Izmir where I have been granted permission to visit Taner for the first time.

” Today I will step through the gates of Şakran high security prison in Turkey. And there is nowhere else in the world I would rather be ”…

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