Germany to remove law punishing insult to foreign presidents

After a dispute with Turkey over an alleged insult to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Germany has moved to cancel legislation that calls for punishment...

Turkey blocks Dündar’s recently launched news website

An Ankara court has ruled to block ozguruz.org website, a German-based online news portal launched on Jan. 24 by exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar. The website was blocked...

Cartoonist’s tweets withheld in Turkey after drawing abandoned children

The tweets of renowned cartoonist Carlos Latuff have been withheld in Turkey after he drew five children who were left alone in tears in...

Co-rapporteur Mikko urges PACE to place Turkey under monitoring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=8s&v=VDuY8p8qtj0&app=desktop Marianne Mikko, co-rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialog with Turkey, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), criticized Turkey for jailing journalists en masse,...

PACE committee lambasts Turkey on lack of media freedom & jailed journalists

Stockholm (Jan.26, 2017) - The Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) issued a statement today expressing its deep concern about...

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...

The Number Of Jailed Journalists In Turkey Reaches To 200

Stockholm Center for Freedom, an advocacy group that monitors rights violations in Turkey, has updated its mammoth list of jailed journalists in Turkey which...

PACE says particularly concerned on media situation in Turkey

Stockholm (Jan.25, 2017) - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to...

Court gives suspended sentence to poet Odabaşı for insulting Erdoğan

Poet and author Yılmaz Odabaşı on Wednesday received a suspended jail sentence of one year, eight months for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Exiled journos launch Turkish news portal in Germany

A group of exiled Turkish journalists including targeted journalist Can Dündar has launched a Germany-based online news portal titled “Özgürüz" (We Are Free) on...

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