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Turkey jails 14 lawyers representing imprisoned hunger strikers

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Thursday jailed on terror charges 14 lawyers representing two detained teachers who have been on hunger strike for six months after being sacked in a mass crackdown. The case of Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca has become a rallying cause for critics of the purge that followed a failed bid in July 2016 to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 140,000 public sector employees have been suspended or sacked under a state of emergency imposed after the attempted putsch. The pair…