Court rejects indictment against fashion designer due to lack of credible evidence

An İstanbul court has rejected an indictment against fashion designer Barbaros Şansal which sought a jail term of up to three years for him...

Turkish court bans access to websites exposing gov’t graft, purge, torture in prisons

According to a recent decision by an Ankara court banned access to YouTube videos that expose involvement of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)...

26-year-old journalist to face trial on trumped-up terror charges

Journalist Ayşenur Parıldak (26) who worked for Turkey’s largest national daily as a court reporter while pursuing a law degree in Ankara is scheduled to...

Police detain 7 distribution staff of pro-Kurdish dailies in Van

Turkish police raided the distribution office of the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and Rojeva Medya dailies and detained 5 office staff in the eastern province of...

British lawmakers urge May gov’t to act for oppressed journalists in Turkey

As the British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government have not hesitated to visit, to negotiate, to give support and to give a...

Second mayor bans Turkish movie for contradicting national, spiritual values

Another local mayor on Friday banned a Turkish movie directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül, claiming that the comedy runs against the national and spiritual values...

Doğan Media Group cancels about 100 journalists’ press insurance

The Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) has announced that press insurances of some journalists who are working at news sites such as hurriyet.com.tr, posta.com.tr,...

Indictment shows journalists accused of terrorist activity only due to news stories, tweets, retweets

The indictment of 28 jailed journalists reveals that they are accused of membership in a terrorist organization due to their stories, critical tweets and...

Turkey’s media watchdog asks Albanian counterpart to restrict Gülen documentary

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) head İlhan Yerlikaya has sent a letter to his Albanian counterpart to restrict a documentary titled “Love...

Merkel urges Erdoğan to uphold freedom of opinion, press

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she stressed the importance of press freedom and freedom of opinion in Turkey during talks with President Recep...

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