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Azadiya Welat (Kurdish for: "Freedom of the Country") was a newspaper in the Kurdish language published in Turkey. It was shut down on 28 August 2016 when police raided the newspaper's headquarters in Diyarbakir, taking all 27 staff into custody.
The paper was first published as a weekly newspaper with the name Welat in Istanbul on 22 February 1992. In 1996 it began to be published with its current name, Azadiya Welat. In 2003 the headquarters of the paper moved from Istanbul to Diyarbakır. In 2006 it became a daily newspaper.
Kurdish inmates in some Turkey jails were not allowed to receive the newspaper in 2007. This interdiction is justified by a reference to the law no. 5275. In 2015, the European Court of Human Rights rules the unpredictability of how the law is applied is a violation of article 10 of the Convention.