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Turkish police detain 5 people for attending protests against gov’t media crackdown in 2014

Five people were detained on Tuesday for attending local protests in Sakarya province against the detention of Ekrem Dumanlı, former editor-in-chief of the now-closed...

Critical news portal editor detained due to stance on referendum

One of the editors at the critical news website sendika.org, Ali Ergin Demirhan, was detained on Thursday morning due to his stance on a...

UN report tells some 2,000 dead since truce with PKK collapse in Turkey

UN investigators found some 2,000 people were killed in 18 months of fighting, and accuse Turkish forces of serious human rights violations. The killings,...

Turkey investigated 14,186 social media accounts, taking legal action against 6,743 of them in...

Turkish police investigated 14,186 social media accounts in the first seven months of 2020, taking legal action against 6,743 of them on charges of...

Turkey’s journalists walk for release of jailed colleagues

On the 100th day of the detention of journalist Ahmet Şık, journalists and deputies on Sunday walked in İstanbul for the release of all...

European regional meeting of ILO starts in İstanbul with labour unions’ massive boycott

The 10th European Regional Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) has started in İstanbul on Monday with an overwhelming boycott of labour unions...

Inmates punished for cartoon allegedly insulting Turkish President Erdoğan in prison publication

Six inmates in a prison in the northwestern province of Bolu have been given 10 days of solitary confinement as punishment for allegedly insulting...

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...

15 more detained for allegedly insulting Turkey’s autocratic President Erdoğan

Fourteen people in İzmir and the chief editor of the Redaktif website, Hakan Gülseven, in Balıkesir were detained on Friday morning on grounds of...

Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish gov’t over trial of 29 journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has reiterated its condemnation of the politically-motivated trial of 29 journalists and media workers that resumed on Thursday in İstanbul...

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