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Visually impaired journalist Cüneyt Arat released from prison

Visually impaired Turkish journalist Cüneyt Arat, who was jailed in July 2017 over alleged links to the Gülen movement, was released pending appeal from...

Turkish courts handed down sentences to 41 journalists in first half of 2019

The Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ) has announced that the first six months of the year saw the trial of 287 journalists, 41 of whom...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court rules journalist Yücel’s rights violated

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that rights violations had occurred in the one-year-long pretrial detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, Turkish media reported. The...

Veteran reporter sentenced to 6 years, 3 months in prison

Haşim Söylemez, a Turkish investigative journalist who was working for the now-closed Aksiyon magazine, was sentenced to six years, three months in prison by...

Pro-gov’t journalist attacked after insults targeting Turkish generals

Pro-government Yeni Akit daily journalist Murat Alan was beaten on Friday in an İstanbul neighborhood by four men with sticks, Turkish media reported. Alan was...

Turkey launches investigation into German journalist over social media accounts

Ankara prosecutors have opened an investigation into German journalist of Turkish descent Süheyla Kaplan, over posts on her social media accounts, Deutsche Welle Turkish...

Turkey’s national carrier to stop offering Armenian weekly to passengers

Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) will no longer offer Armenian weekly newspaper Agos to its customers at the international terminal in İstanbul, Turkish...

Turkey’s journalists systematically targeted because of their work

Journalists who fled Turkey to escape persecution under the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed threats to media freedom in light of what has...

Rights defender, Özgür Gündem staff convicted of spreading terrorist propaganda

The İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court on Tuesday handed down prison sentences to Eren Keskin, a leading Turkish human rights defender, and six former...

Local journalist sent to prison for insulting President Erdoğan

Mustafa Yayla, a newspaper journalist in Aydın province, has been sent to jail for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish media reported on Sunday. A...

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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 - A new report uncovers a murder of detained teacher in Turkey due to torture Deaths in detentions and prisons due to torture, abuse...

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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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