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...

Turkey’s media watchdog restricts ‘breaking news’ on TV channels

Turkey’s media watchdog, the Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), has put restrictions to broadcast ‘breaking news” on TV channels.  RTÜK has distributed...

Football fan sentenced to 11 months in jail for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan

Fikret Yorgun, a staunch Bursapor fan, on Wednesday received a suspended jail sentence of eleven months for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in...

CPJ calls on Merkel to bring up media freedoms during Turkey visit

A leading press freedom advocacy group, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to...

Report: Foreign journalists face obstacles in getting accreditation in Turkey

While pressure of the government over free and critical media remains as one of the most prevailing problems in Turkey, AKP government’s approach is...

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