On 20th anniversary, Feb. 28 victims say there is more oppression in Turkey today

Renowned figures who were all victimized by a military intervention known as the Feb. 28 postmodern coup of 1997 have said on the 20th...

Int’l press bodies urge Turkish gov’t to release jailed journalists

The representatives of the numbers of international press organizations have come together in a meeting in İstanbul and urged Turkish government to release the...

Journalist Aslan gets prison sentence over social media post

Pro-Kurdish journalist Arif Aslan in Turkey’s eastern province of Van has been charged with “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization” and given a prison...

Erdoğan says Hürriyet daily will pay a heavy price for army-gov’t tension story

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has heavily criticized the Hürriyet daily for a report on army-government relationship, saying that the daily will pay a heavy...

First hearing in the case of indicted Vice News journalists held in Turkey

A first trial hearing was held by the Diyarbakır No.8 High Criminal Court in  Turkey’s southeastern city Diyarbakır in the case of indicted Vice...

Hurriyet daily’s editor-in-chief Ergin dismissed over controversial headline

Hurriyet daily's editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin was dismissed by Doğan Media Group in wake of reactions and controversies over the daily's headline reporting “The ...

Die Welt reporter Yücel arrested over stories on Erdoğan’s son-in-law

German daily Die Welt’s Turkey reporter Deniz Yücel, who was detained in Turkey on Feb. 14 as part of an investigation for publishing stories...

Investigation launched into Hürriyet daily due to report on army-gov’t ties

The Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the Hürriyet daily over a report published in the daily on Saturday in...

SCF report on the Netherlands decodes Erdoğan’s long arm in Europe

Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to abroad using government institutions, quasi-official parallel structures and front NGOs, a report released by Stockholm...

Pro-gov’t hitman calls for arrest of Hürriyet owner, journalist due to report on army

Cem Küçük, a staunchly pro-government journalist known for his social media attacks on government critics, has called on prosecutors to take legal action against...

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