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Pro-gov’t Doğan Holding’s Ankara representative acquitted by a Turkish court of all charges

A court in İstanbul has acquitted Barbaros Muratoğlu, the Ankara representative of Doğan Holding which has numbers of media outlets, including CNN Turk, Kanal...

45 jurists dismissed and 3 judges, who released 21 journalists, suspended over Gülen links

Forty five judges and prosecutors have been dismissed while three judges who have decided to release 21 jailed journalists on Friday, have been suspended by...

Turkish translator indicted over translations of English-language news sources

The İstanbul 35th High Criminal Court on Wednesday accepted an indictment charging Turkish translator Sebla Küçük with disseminating “terrorist propaganda” in three of her...

Turkish gov’t sentences two Kurdish journalists to ten months in prison

A Turkish court has sentenced two Kurdish journalists to 10 months in prison for publishing a statement made by a Kurdish separatist organisation Kurdistan...

Local Turkish TV channel red-tagged after reports on municipal corruption

The headquarters of TV 52, situated in Turkey's Ordu province, was red-tagged on March 12 over alleged violation of fire safety regulations. Police from Ordu’s...

CHP official given suspended prison sentence for insulting Turkey’s Erdoğan

Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy provincial chairman of Batman province Hüseyin Yaşar has been handed down a suspended prison sentence of 11 months 20...

Jailed Kurdish journalist Doğan says Turkish prison guards destroyed her paintings

Zehra Doğan, a Kurdish journalist and artist who has been in prison for over a year, has said paintings she made in prison have...

Journalist Ünal’s request for release denied by Turkish court despite his 17 months behind...

A request by Ali Ünal, a former columnist of the now-defunct Zaman daily, to be released pending trial  was denied by a Turkish court although...

Erdoğan’s Maarif Foundation has taken over 191 Gülen-linked schools in 21 countries, says chair

The Maarif Foundation now controls 191 schools taken over from the Gülen movement in 21 countries, the foundation’s chair, Birol Akgün, told...

CPJ calls on Turkey to find murderers of Syrian journalist, mother

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Turkish government to find those responsible for the murder of Syrian-American journalist Halla Barakat and...

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