PACE committee lambasts Turkey on lack of media freedom & jailed journalists

Stockholm (Jan.26, 2017) - The Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) issued a statement today expressing its deep concern about...

RSF urges British PM May to raise press freedom issues in Turkey, US

Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has urged British Prime Minister Therasa May to use her meetings with Turkish President Recep...

The Number Of Jailed Journalists In Turkey Reaches To 200

Stockholm Center for Freedom, an advocacy group that monitors rights violations in Turkey, has updated its mammoth list of jailed journalists in Turkey which...

Erdoğan terrorizing Turkey to become caliph

By Abdullah Bozkurt In his latest push to secure an imperial presidency that will lead to a self-declared caliphate, Turkey’s top Islamist ruler, Recep Tayyip...

NATO sources suspect Turkey coup staged by president as pretext for purge

An attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, is believed by NATO sources to have been staged by the president of Turkey himself,...

Turkey plunges from 66th to 75th place in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

Global watchdog Transparency International (TI) released its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 on Wednesday in which Turkey plunged to 75th from 66th place among 176...

Detention warrants issued for purged 52 members of Supreme Court of Appeals

As part of an ongoing purge in Turkey, detention warrants were issued on Wednesday for 52 dismissed members of the country’s Supreme Court of...

CHP’s İnce: CHP deputies will be jailed just like HDP deputies

A vocal critic of his own party, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Muharrem İnce said on Wednesday that CHP deputies will be...

Police attempt to detain university students singing ‘Say No in Referendum’ song

Police officers attempted to detain university students who sang a song on a ferry criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s authoritarian policies and calling on...
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Union HQ attacked after chairman vows to vote ‘no’ in referendum

The headquarters of Kamu-Sen (Turkish Public Workers Labor Union) were attacked by a group of people after İsmail Koncuk, the head of the union,...

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