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BBC journalist Gol deported from Turkey due to his reports

Jiyar Gol, BBC World Bilingual correspondent and filmmaker, tweeted on Friday that he was detained by police at İstanbul’s Atatürk Airport and then deported...

Turkish gov’t prosecutes 142 people over social media posts in a week

The Turkish government has investigated 171 social media accounts and taken legal action against 142 users over the last week (Oct. 29-Nov. 5) on accusations...

RSF urges British PM May to raise press freedom issues in Turkey, US

Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has urged British Prime Minister Therasa May to use her meetings with Turkish President Recep...

Journalist sentenced to prison for reporting on parliament speaker’s sons’ offshore companies

Former Cumhuriyet reporter Pelin Ünker on Tuesday received a one year, one month and 15 day sentence and was ordered to pay 8,860 Turkish...

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...

Turkey gov’t systematically jails women in persecution of critics

As part of escalating crackdown on dissent and criticism which landed almost 50,000 people in jail in the last six months alone, Turkish government...

Arrest warrant issued for journalists over exposing Dink’s murderer with Turkish flag

As six suspects, including a journalist, were detained in Samsun on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink,...

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...

OSCE calls on Turkey to urgently release Cumhuriyet journalists

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir on Monday called on Turkey to release Cumhuriyet...

HRF advertises in NYC daily, launches #Erdoganout campaign during UNGA

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) on Tuesday took out an advertisement in the Metro New York newspaper criticizing Turkey's autocratic President Recep...

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