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There are clear indications of the existence of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics...

There are clear indications of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics in Germany, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Helmut Teichmann said in response to a...

109 journalists appeared in court in Turkey in May, June: report

Although the number of journalists jailed in Turkey’s prisons has begun to drop, journalists continue to face legal action for doing their job, with...

Kurdish author on hit list targeting AKP critics in exile attacked in Wales

Gökhan Yavuzel, a Kurdish writer in Wales whose name is on a hit list targeting critics of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government...

Turkey’s social media users may face 5 years in jail for spreading ‘disinformation’

Social media users in Turkey who spread “disinformation” online could be sentenced to between one and five years in prison under a new law...

German union urges action against violence targeting exiled Turkish journalists

Frank Überall, chairman of the German Journalists’ Association (DJV), has called on the federal government to take steps to prevent threats and attacks targeting...

Concern mounts about possible Turkish law on media funding

Press freedom groups expressed concern Friday about comments by Turkish officials concerning possible legislation to regulate foreign funding for media and the dissemination of...

Erdoğan’s communications chief signals new regulation on foreign funding of media outlets

A new regulation will be implemented for media outlets that receive financial support from overseas, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun said in response to...

Int’l associations condemn police attack on journalists during Suruç protests

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday condemned Turkish police violence in İstanbul and İzmir against journalists...

Turkish police beat and detain people commemorating victims of Suruç massacre

Turkish police beat and detained a group of people in İstanbul's Kadıkõy district on Tuesday during a commemoration of the 33 victims of an...

German police warn Turkish editor about hit list targeting journalists in exile

The German Federal Police have warned Celal Başlangıç, the editor-in-chief of Artı TV and the Artı Gerçek news website, of a planned assassination targeting...

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