AI: Turkish gov’t using COVID-19 pandemic as excuse to further stifle freedom of expression

The Turkish authorities are using criminal law provisions to target people who discuss the COVID-19 pandemic online from a critical perspective, according to a...

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog bans Can Dündar’s news website again

The Özgürüz news website, run by prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who has been living in self-imposed exile for a while now, was cut...

Prominent human rights organizations call for release of imprisoned journalist Nedim Türfent

The International Press Institute (IPI), PEN International, the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and 43 other organizations in a statement published on June...

Voice of America reporter Arif Aslan arrested in Turkey

Arif Aslan, a correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) Kurdish service, was arrested today in the eastern Turkish province of Van. He was following...

Turkey releases 6 journalists after top appeals court overturns sentences

The İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court on Monday released journalists Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Yıldız, whose...

Signature campaign launched for release of jailed journalist suffering from cancer

A signature campaign has been launched on the change.org website demanding the release of journalist Mevlüt Öztaş, who was diagnosed with cancer while in jail but...

Turkish gov’t arrests prominent journalist on revelation of state secrets charge

Müyesser Yıldız, the Ankara news director of the ultranationalist OdaTV news website, who was earlier detained by Turkish authorities as part of a probe...

Pervasive distrust defines Turkey’s changing media landscape: report

A report released on June 10 by the Center for American Progress (CAP), an independent nonpartisan policy institute based in Washington, D.C., maps out...

‘Turkey Tribunal’ established to adjudicate human rights violations, raise int’l awareness

A “Turkey Tribunal” has been established under the initiative of Belgian-based law firm Van Steenbrugge Advocaten (VSA) to adjudicate recent human rights violations in...

Newly arrested CHP deputy released from jail under anti-coronavirus measures

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who was ousted from the Turkish Parliament along with two other deputies from a Kurdish...

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