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RTÜK fines 4 TV stations over opposition politicians’ remarks on Gezi trial verdict

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed a fine on the pro-opposition Tele1, Halk TV, KRT and Flash Haber...

Turkey ranked 149th in RSF’s 2022 World Press Freedom Index 2022

Turkey was ranked 149th among 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2022 World Press Freedom Index, with the prominent press organization warning about...

Turkish court acquits Bloomberg journalists over article on lira fal

A Turkish court on Friday acquitted two Bloomberg reporters of trying to sabotage the economy with an article about the currency crisis of 2018,...

Opposition leaders accuse Erdoğan of selling national sovereignty by transferring Khashoggi murder trial to...

Turkey’s opposition party leaders have criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the transfer to Saudi Arabia of the trial in absentia of suspects involved...

Police detain journalist who revealed hack of Turkey’s e-government website

Journalist İbrahim Haskoloğlu, who claimed that a group had hacked Turkey’s e-government website and other government-related sites, has been detained, according to Turkish media...

40 mg dose of unspecified substance killed Khashoggi, Saudi letter to Turkey claims: report

A letter sent by Saudi authorities to their Turkish counterparts before the halt of the trial in absentia of 26 suspects linked to the...

Former justice minister forced to resign after objecting to transfer of Khashoggi murder trial

Muharrem Erkek, deputy chairman of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has claimed that former Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül was forced to resign...

Riyadh expected to roll out the red carpet for Erdoğan following Turkish court’s decision...

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to visit Saudi Arabia following a Turkish court’s decision to hand the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder...

Euronews no longer required to obtain broadcasting license to operate in Turkey

The Turkish edition of the Lyon-based Euronews media outlet will no longer be required by Turkey’s media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council...

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog imposed $3.7 million in fines on media organizations in 2021

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), imposed 1,661 fines on media organizations in 2021, totaling TL 55.8 million ($3.7 million),...

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