Turkey blocks Dündar’s recently launched news website

An Ankara court has ruled to block ozguruz.org website, a German-based online news portal launched on Jan. 24 by exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar. The website was blocked...

104 people detained in a day over alleged Gulen links

Turkish police continue to detain more people from all walks of life over alleged links to the Gülen movement (a.k.a Hizmet movement) which the...

Cartoonist’s tweets withheld in Turkey after drawing abandoned children

The tweets of renowned cartoonist Carlos Latuff have been withheld in Turkey after he drew five children who were left alone in tears in...

German Federal Bar President asks Bozdağ to guarantee lawyers to perform their duties

Ekkehart Schaffer, the President of  the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer), which represents 28 German Bars and entire legal profession in Germany, has sent a...

Co-rapporteur Mikko urges PACE to place Turkey under monitoring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=8s&v=VDuY8p8qtj0&app=desktop Marianne Mikko, co-rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialog with Turkey, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), criticized Turkey for jailing journalists en masse,...

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,...

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