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Journalists detained for revealing name of Turkish intel officer killed in Libya

Two journalists from the OdaTV news website were detained on Wednesday by police due to an investigation into a news report revealing the identity...

Police briefly detains 4 journalists working for Russian Sputnik’s Turkish service

Turkish police briefly detained four journalists from the Turkish operation of Russia’s Sputnik news agency including its editor-in-chief, according to Sputnik. Editor-in-chief Mahir Boztepe, who...

Turkish novelist in self-imposed exile not to return home despite acquittal

Prominent Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, who now lives in self-imposed exile, has said she would not return home to Turkey despite her acquittal last...

Turkish authorities impose advertising ban on Evrensel daily over critical reporting

Turkey’s Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, has imposed a 10-day advertising ban on...

Jailed visual journalist’s work to be exhibited at New York art gallery

Forty works of art by visual journalist Fevzi Yazıcı, created mostly in prison as he has been behind bars since August 2016 on terrorism...

Turkey’s state-run news agency cancels subscription services of gov’t-critical daily

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has canceled subscription services paid for by the Sözcü daily, a newspaper that is critical of the government, after...

Turkish intelligence agency MIT got away with illegal wiretapping of prominent journalist

Abdullah Bozkurt   A panel of judges acquitted Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) of falsifying documents in order to illegally wiretap the telephone of Turkish journalist,...

Turkish court convicts 6 journalists from gov’t-critical daily over Gülen links

A Turkish court on Friday convicted six journalists and one other employee of a government-critical newspaper of aiding the network of a US-based cleric...

Turkish authorities impose advertising ban on daily over criticism of Syria incursion

Turkey’s Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating public-funded advertisements in the media, has imposed a 19-day advertising ban on the...

Turkey arrests yet another journalist on terrorism charges

Journalist Aziz Oruç, who was detained by police in the eastern province of Ağrı on Dec. 11, has been arrested on terrorism charges, according...

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Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

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Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

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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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