HRW urges Turkey to end prosecutions for ‘insulting the president’

“‘Insulting the president’ should not be a crime, and students holding up a satirical banner obviously should never have faced prosecution,” said Benjamin Ward,...
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New report reveals unprecedented clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign reporters...

Jailed Turkish journalist Aydın: I am about to drown, I want a little oxygen

Turkish journalist Hüseyin Aydın, who has been held in İstanbul's notorious Silivri Prison for more than two years, has expressed his feelings in a...

Jailed Turkish journalist Parıldak says she wants to destroy perception of her as a...

Turkish journalist Ayşenur Parıldak, a former Zaman daily reporter who was given seven years, six months in prison on charges of membership in a...

6,033 people taken to court over allegedly insulting Turkish President Erdoğan in 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed criminal complaints against 6,033 people in 2017 over alleged insults of him, with 2,099 of them sentenced by...

HRW urges Turkey to end prosecutions for ‘insulting the president’

“‘Insulting the president’ should not be a crime, and students holding up a satirical banner obviously should never have faced prosecution,” said Benjamin Ward,...

EP’s Turkey rapporteur Piri visits jailed Kurdish politician’s Diyarbakır home

European Parliament (EP) Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri on Wednesday visited the family of jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş in Diyarbakır, the Artı Gerçek news...

Jailed Turkish businessman Kavala says would be uncomfortable if released in deal with Europe

Jailed Turkish businessman and political activist Osman Kavala has said he would be uncomfortable if he were released by a court in Turkey as...

After Brunson’s release, US presses Turkey on ex-NASA scientist, other detainees

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Turkey to release dual Turkish-US citizen and former NASA scientist Serkan Gölge, among other detainees,...

Pompeo meets with families of US mission employees jailed by Turkish gov’t

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with the families of three Turkish employees of the US mission in Turkey who were detained...

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