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Turkish court acquits Cumhuriyet journalist Gül of ‘revealing state secrets’

The İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court on Monday acquitted Cumhuriyet daily journalist Erdem Gül of charges of “revealing state secrets” in a June 12,...

Turkey’s Saturday Mothers meet for 649th time to demand justice for their disappeared children

The mothers of Kurds who have disappeared in Turkey staged their weekly sit-in at Galatasaray Square on İstanbul's İstiklal Avenue for the 694th time...

Staff of Turkey’s state-run TRT briefly detained in Greece

Staff members of Turkey's public TV broadcaster TRT were briefly detained in the Greek city of Alexandroupolis late Saturday. According to a report by Turkey's...

Turkey’s confiscation of media companies taken to international tribunal

The Turkish government’s seizure of independent media companies is to be challenged in two international cases on the grounds that the multi-billion expropriations violate...

EFJ: Conviction of Turkey’s Zaman journalists a politically motivated decision

"Prosecuting workers solely on the basis of their work is not based on fact but is a politically motivated decision," the European Federation of...

Turkish journalist Coşkun faces 3 years in prison over report

An İstanbul prosecutor presented his final opinion to a court on Tuesday in a case against journalist Canan Coşkun, demanding up to three years’...

Pro-Kurdish DİHA journalist Oruç released today, detained by Turkish police again

Şerife Oruç, a journalist for the now-closed pro-Kurdish Dicle news agency (DİHA), was detained on Monday again after the Batman 2nd High Criminal Court...

Turkish government closes down 3 more newspapers and a TV station

Three newspapers -- Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Halkın Nabzı and the Diyarbakır-based Welat -- along with the Avantaj television station were closed down by the Turkish...

Zaman columnist Ahmet Turan Alkan returns home after 709 days in Turkish prison

Ahmet Turan Alkan, a columnist for the now-shuttered Zaman newspaper, arrived home after his release by an İstanbul court on Friday, the online news...

Int’l organizations decry Turkish court’s verdicts for Zaman journalists, calling them ‘perversion of justice’

International organizations including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Committee...

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