Top court upholds sentences given to media executive, police chiefs on terror charges

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld prison sentences handed down to Samanyolu Broadcasting Group General Manager Hidayet Karaca and former police chiefs on...

Turkey ranks 153rd in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Turkey is ranked 153rd among 180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on April 17. RSF said the...

Artwork created by jailed journalist Yazıcı receives SND Awards of Excellence

Artwork created by journalist Fevzi Yazıcı in his prison cell in Turkey has won a pair of Awards of Excellence from the Society for...

Altan’s release sets important precedent for political prisoners: Freedom House

In a statement issued following the release of author and journalist Ahmet Altan, the Washington-based Freedom House called on Turkish courts to similarly rectify...

Jailed media executive faces 2,500 years in match-fixing ‘conspiracy’ trial

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to 2,445 years for Hidayet Karaca, former chief executive of the Samanyolu Media Group, on...

Turkish gov’t seizes pension of jailed media executive Hidayet Karaca

The pension of jailed media executive Hidayet Karaca was confiscated by the Turkish government, his son Sıdkı Karaca said in a tweet yesterday. “All of...

Turkish prosecutor requests lifting of journalist and MP Şık’s immunity

A Turkish prosecutor has filed a summary of proceedings requesting the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of independent deputy and journalist Ahmet Şık over...

Turkey frees journalist Altan after European rights court ruling

A Turkish court on Wednesday released journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan after more than four years in prison on charges of involvement in a...

Turkish court orders release of jailed journalist Ahmet Altan

A top Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed for his alleged involvement in a...

ECtHR rules Turkey violated rights of author and journalist Ahmet Altan

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on Tuesday that Turkey had violated the right to liberty and security as well as the...

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