Turkish court blocks @TurkeyPurge twitter account for the third time

An Ankara court has ruled to block access to turkeypurge.com and @TurkeyPurge twitter account  for the third time in 6 months without issuing prior notification, citing “legal consideration” of...

Turkey allows German officials to meet jailed Die Welt journalist Yücel

The Turkish government has issued permission to German Embassy officials in Turkey to visit jailed journalist Deniz Yücel, who works for the German Die...

16 including journalists, police officers re-arrested in Antalya over alleged Gülen links

A high criminal court in the southern province of Antalya ruled for the re-arrest of 16 individuals including journalists and police officers due to...

Turkish government detains journalist again 2 days after release

Former Zaman journalist Tuncer Çetinkaya has been taken into custody again two days after he was released from an-eight-month-long imprisonment on Saturday. Zaman’s former local...

Turkey locks up 228 journalists, a new world record

The number of jailed journalists in Turkey has reached to 228, a new world record, as the massive crackdown on the free, independent and...

Re-arrest of 21 journalists casts further shadow over independence of Turkish judiciary

The independence and impartiality of the Turkish judiciary has begun to be questioned once again after an İstanbul court decided to release 21 journalists...

21 re-detained journalists taken to police HQ in İstanbul

All 21 journalists who were arrested again early on Saturday, hours after being released pending trial on Friday, were taken to police headquarters after...

21 journalists’ re-arrest comes after outcry among pro-gov’t colleagues

Many journalists who are either open or covert supporters of the Turkish government were outraged by a court decision on Friday for the release...

Turkey’s autocratic President Erdoğan’s spying, profiling expands in Norway

Two more Norwegian NGOs with links to Turkish government were involved in what appears to be illegal profiling and surveillance of critics and opponents...

Der Spiegel: Turkish embassies pursuing Erdoğan critics in 35 countries

Turkish government has been spying on its own citizens in 35 countries with the help of its diplomatic outpost, according to German weekly Der...

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