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Turkeys jailed pro-Kurdish candidate in first TV appearance for 20 months

Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish candidate in first TV appearance for 20 monthsThe jailed presidential candidate for Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition made his first television appearance in over a year and a half on Sunday, giving a campaign speech ahead of next week's elections. Selahattin Demirtas, who has been in detention for close to 20 months on security charges and faces a sentence of up to 142 years if convicted, was nominated by his Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) as a candidate last month. One of Turkey's best-known politicians, he has had to run his campaign mostly through social media from his prison cell in the northwestern city of Edirne, while Turkish media have been saturated with coverage of President Tayyip Erdogan and his ministers.


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Trump lawyer shrugs off Roger Stone meeting with Russian over Clinton dirt

Trump lawyer shrugs off Roger Stone meeting with Russian over Clinton dirtRoger Stone, a sometime adviser to Trump, has said he expects Mueller to indict him in order to ‘silence’ him. Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Sunday he “doubted” the president knew about a newly reported May 2016 meeting between sometime adviser Roger Stone and a Russian offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton, then Trump’s rival for the White House. “I doubt it,” Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s State of the Union.


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