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Turkey’s Erdoğan says he informed France’s Macron about ‘so-called’ journalists

Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he informed French President Emmanuel Macron about “so-called” journalists in Turkish jails during a visit to Paris,...

Turkish court rules no insult as long as Erdoğan is rooster

A social media user who was convicted on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a photograph was subsequently acquitted after an appeals...

Ukrainian prosecutor’s office: No extradition request for Turkish journalist Erdogdu

Ten days after a list of extraditions appeared in the local media, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office stated that they had not received a...

Turkish prison guards force journalist Acar to undergo barber’s shears

Guards forced journalist Cihan Acar, who has been behind bars in Silivri Prison since July 29, 2016, to get a haircut against his will,...

Referring to talks with Turkey’s Erdoğan, Macron says being world leader not ‘cool’

French President Emmanuel Macron has said being a world leader is not as “cool” as it seems and cited having to speak with Turkey's...

Turkish court arrests 4 more journalists from pro-Kurdish Özgürlükçü Demokrasi

A Turkish court on Wednesday ruled to arrest four journalists from the pro-Kurdish Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper, which was seized by the Turkish government and...

Hahn, EU commissioner for enlargement, says Turkey’s EU dream is over

Johannes Hahn, the European Union‘s (EU) commissioner for enlargement, declared that "Turkey's EU dream is over, for now," in an interview to Reuters. Turkey,...

Jailed police intelligence chief: Erdoğan ordered us to investigate Oda TV

Former police intelligence chief Ali Fuat Yılmazer said in a hearing on Tuesday that it was then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who ordered the...

Co-rapporteur Mikko urges PACE to place Turkey under monitoring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=8s&v=VDuY8p8qtj0&app=desktop Marianne Mikko, co-rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialog with Turkey, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), criticized Turkey for jailing journalists en masse,...

Critical Turkish TV station KRT to be closed next month

An independent Turkish private television station devoted to culture but which became popular among those interested in politics for its unique willingness to host...

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