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Turkey’s top appeals court overturns sentences of 7 Cumhuriyet journalists

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned the prison sentences handed down to seven former Cumhuriyet employees and ordered the release of five of...

Austrian journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

An Austrian student and journalist says a Turkish court has acquitted him and two others of terrorism-related charges, The Associated Press reported. Max Zirngast was...

Turkish Justice Ministry claims unable to count number of jailed journalists

The Turkish Justice Ministry has failed to answer a parliamentary question from an opposition deputy about the number of journalists currently jailed in the...

Photojournalist sentenced for terrorist propaganda over a photo

The İstanbul 33rd High Criminal Court on Thursday handed down a suspended 20-month sentence to a photojournalist on conviction of disseminating terrorist propaganda, Turkish...

Radio & Television Supreme Council begins supervision of Internet broadcasting in Turkey

A newly passed regulation authorizing Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to exercise vast powers over online streaming services took effect as of...

Turkey bans access to 136 websites, URLs

A Turkish court has banned access to 136 websites and URLs, including a Twitter account, news websites and blogs, at the request of the...

Prominent academic returned to prison after heart procedure

Columnist for the now-closed Zaman daily and academic Mümtaz'er Türköne was sent back to prison on Saturday after doctors inserted a stent to open...

New regulation requires Internet broadcasting platforms to be under strict control of the state

According to a new regulation published in Turkey's Official Gazette, radio and TV broadcasts on the Internet will be under the authority of the...

Veteran news editor in prison decries public apathy for jailed journalists 

Özcan Keser, who has been behind bars for almost 42 months, believes that his and colleagues' voices have not been heard to a great...

Bosnian authorities reject Turkey’s request to extradite journalist due to lack of legal grounds

The Justice Ministry of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has put an end to Turkey’s persistent efforts to have a journalist living exile extradited to...

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Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...

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Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

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Download PDF - Turkey weaponised Interpol system to persecute critics, new study exposes The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to...

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