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Mel Plant

Mel Plant is a freelance reporter currently based in Amman, but more often in Istanbul and London, where she is a student of Arabic and Turkish at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has written for Middle East Eye, Al-Monitor, The National and Agos, an Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper. She regularly posts about Turkey, Syria and MENA in general on Twitter: @meleppo

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Latest posts by Mel Plant

10 November 2016

Turkey Continues to Arrest Kurdish Politicians, Restrict Internet Use

Global Voices Advocacy

"What was done tonight is not only a coup but also an operation to separate the country!"

8 November 2016

‘We Will Not Surrender': Opposition Voices Rally to Support Turkey's Besieged Media

Global Voices Advocacy

Yet another independent media outlet in post-coup attempt Turkey is on the brink.

28 August 2016

August Was Another Month of Tragedy for Turkey's Besieged LGBTQ+ Community

"She would also be very restless sometimes. She had been stabbed and beaten before. This doesn’t happen only to Hande, it happens to all of them."

20 August 2016

Nine Years on, Turkey Blames Gulenists for Murder of Ethnic Armenian Journalist

Supporters of Hrant Dink are quietly hopeful that some of those responsible for his death, if not all, are about to face punishment.

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