Five Turkish citizens arrested for ‘insulting Erdoğan’ on Friday

An Antalya court ruled on arrest of 5 Turkish citizens who were accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday. Insulting the president is...

PEN delegation not allowed to show solidarity with jailed authors in front of Silivri...

A large delegation of PEN International members was stopped on their way to Silivri Prison on Thursday where they wanted to deliver a message...

Erdogan says Turkey not accountable to CoE, slams PACE

Stockholm (Jan.27, 2017) - Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for attempting to place Turkey...

Journalist Demir Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison Over Her Books

Journalist Arzu Demir has been sentenced for 6 years in prison over her books titled “Dağın Kadın Hali (Womanly State of the Mountain)” and...

Court sentences journalist Coşkun over her report on favoritism for jurists

Journalist Canan Coşkun has been penalized by an Istanbul court to pay a fine in amount of 12,600 TL (3.060 euro) over her report...

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...

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