• Tahir Elci, the head of Diyarbakir Bar Association, speaks to the media shortly before being killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Elci, a prominent lawyer, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Turkey's Kurdish rebels, has been killed in an attack in Diyarbakir. Elci was shot on Saturday while he was making a press statement in front of a historical mosques damaged during fightings between Kurdish rebels and security forces. Elci holds a placard that reads: " Let's protect humanity heritage." (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 photo, Can Dundar, right, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, left, the paper's Ankara representative, speak to the media outside a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey. In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered the two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria. In May, the Cumhuriyet paper published what it said were images of Turkish trucks carrying ammunition to Syrian militants. (Vedat Arik/Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.