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Turkish court convicts 6 journalists from gov’t-critical daily over Gülen links

A Turkish court on Friday convicted six journalists and one other employee of a government-critical newspaper of aiding the network of a US-based cleric...

Serious backsliding in democracy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms continues in Turkey: EU

Serious backsliding in the respect for democratic standards, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms continued in the absence of an effective checks and...

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate

Turkish authorities believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside...

Reuters’ seized properties put up for sale by Turkey’s Saving Desposit Insurance Fund

Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), which unlawfully sells the properties of TV stations and newspapers that have been first seized by Turkish government...

EU expresses ‘serious concerns’ about rule of law, independent judiciary in Turkey

A spokesperson for the European Union has expressed “serious concerns” over the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, in...

Arrest warrant issued for Sözcü daily’s license holder over alleged Gülen links

Following the arrest on Friday of Sözcü daily reporter Gökmen Ulu and online manager Mediha Olgun, an arrest warrant has been issued for Sözcü’s...

Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 15 journalists over alleged Gülen links

Eight media workers were detained on Wednesday during operations in seven provinces following the issuance of detention warrants by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's...

Tea house in Turkey’s Erzurum temporarily closed over Kurdish-language song

A tea house in Turkey’s eastern province of Erzurum was banned due to Kurdish-language songs played in the café, according to media. Mezopotamya news agency...

Turkish journalist Naciye Nur Ener Kılıç released from jail, put into house arrest

The İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court on Tuesday ruled to release jailed Yeni Asya daily editor Naciye Nur Ener Kılınç, who was imprisoned on March...

Yakup Şimşek, brand marketing manager for Turkish critical daily, behind bars over a TV...

A veteran media professional has been jailed in Turkey for 430 days over a TV commercial that was designed to attract new subscribers to...

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