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...

Bank freezes account of arrested Altan brothers’ sister

  A bank account belonging to the sister of two jailed Turkish intellectuals, Mehmet Altan and Ahmet Altan, has been frozen, according to a tweet...

Indictment seeks up to 10-year jail sentences for 28 journalists

An indictment prepared by an İstanbul public prosecutor seeks 10-year jail sentences for 28 journalists, most of whom worked for media outlets affiliated with...

Turkey denies entry to New York Times reporter

The New York Times reported that Turkey denied entry to one of its veteran reporters, Rod Nordland, at İstanbul Atatürk Airport on Tuesday, with...

Rota Haber news portal editor-in-chief detained in Yalova

Ünal Tanık, owner and editor-in-chief of the Rota Haber news portal, which is among the dozens of media outlets closed down by the Turkish...

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