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Prosecution demands jail terms for journalists over reporting on Turkish black op in Libya:...

A prosecutor has demanded sentences ranging from eight to 19 years for journalists over their reports on a Turkish intelligence officer killed in Libya,...

Jailed journalist not allowed to see daughter for 6 months

Imprisoned journalist Gazel Bulut, who has not been allowed to see her four-year-old daughter for the past six months due to COVID-19 measures, has...

CPJ: Turkey should cease filing bogus terrorism charges against the press

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a news alert issued on August 31 called on Turkish authorities to "drop all charges against journalists...

Local journalists increasingly targeted for their work, says professional association

The Contemporary Journalists' Association (ÇGD) released a statement yesterday condemning increasing pressure and attacks on local Turkish journalists following several incidents over the past...

Turkish journalists union criticizes police officers who threatened journalist

The Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) at a Wednesday press conference in Diyarbakır protested threats made by the police against journalist Cengiz Anıl Bölükbaşı...
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Turkish broadcast regulator fines pro-opposition TELE1 TV following Ministry of Interior threats

Turkey’s broadcast regulator, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), fined pro-opposition TELE1 TV a day after the Ministry of Interior had threatened the...
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CPJ: Turkey should release journalist Erkan Akkuş immediately and cease jailing members of the...

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a news alert issued Tuesday called on Turkish authorities to “release journalist Erkan Akkuş immediately and cease...

Former TV anchorman arrested as part of post-coup crackdown in Turkey

Erkan Akkuş, a former anchorman at the now-closed Bugün TV, has been arrested by a Turkish court as part of a post-coup crackdown. A detention...

Ankara’s requests for Swiss assistance against Turkish expats on the rise: report

Swiss authorities have been asked to take action against social media commentary that Turkey perceives as defamatory or sympathetic to terrorist groups, the Swissinfo...
Hakan Aygun

Journalist detained twice over ‘pun tweet’

Journalist Hakan Aygün was briefly detained by Turkish police and released after giving a deposition as part of a prosecution prompted by a tweet...

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