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Turkish gov’t ready to block ‘abnormal’ social media messages on election day

The Turkish government is preparing to block “abnormal” social media messages during elections on June 24, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Friday. According to the...

Turkish journalist Ener sentenced to 7,5 years in prison over alleged links to Gülen...

A court in İstanbul has sentenced Yeni Asya daily editor Naciye Nur Ener Kılınç to 7,5 years in prison and ruled for the continuation of her...

Erdoğanist think tank lays down ‘terror reporting rules’ for Turkish media

Pro-government Turkish think tank the Foundation for Economic, Political and Social Research, or SETA, has recommended the introduction of mechanisms to control language used to report...

Turkish cartoonist given one-year jail sentence due to drawing featuring Moses

Cartoonist Seyfi Şahin, who used to work for the closed-down popular humor magazine Gırgır, has been handed down a jail sentence of one year,...

Turkish court rules for continuation of pro-Kurdish DİHA reporter Sayılğan’s imprisonment

A Turkish court on Wednesday decided for the continuation of Kurdish journalist İdris Sayılğan's pretrial detention, according to a report by the Platform for...

Wikimedia Foundation: Turkish minister ‘seriously misrepresented’ Wikipedia’s editing model

The Wikimedia Foundation has responded in an open letter to a May 18 statement made by Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet...

Turkish gov’t accuses journalist Turköne, author of AKP defence in closure case, of coup...

Prof. Dr. Mümtazer Türköne (62), a political scientist, columnist and political activist, has been accused by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government led...

OSCE: Most Turkish media associated with ruling AKP ahead of critical elections

"The media landscape comprises numerous broadcast and print outlets, most of which are considered to be associated with the ruling political party," said the Office...

Turkish presidential candidate: TV staff fired for 10 second coverage of opposition rally

Turkish opposition İYİ Party leader and presidential candidate Meral Akşener on Monday said that staff members at a TV station who aired 10 seconds...

Layoffs of Turkish media personalities continue after Doğan Media’s sale to pro-Erdoğan group

Three television personalities were dismissed on Monday in an ongoing shakeup that has followed the takeover of the Doğan Media Group by a businessman...

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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 - 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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Download PDF - New research decodes how Turkey brands law abiding & peaceful people as terrorists The authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open contempt...

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