Turkish authorities must swiftly investigate death of journalist Aydın Taş: CPJ

Turkish authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate the death of journalist Aydın Taş, Turkey director of the Crimean News Agency (QHA), Committee to Protect...

Watchmen attack journalists reporting on missing toddler in İstanbul

Three journalists were attacked on Tuesday by nighttime neighborhood watchmen while reporting on a toddler who went missing in İstanbul’s Beylikdüzü neighborhood and later...

AKP bill calls for prison sentences for ‘insulting,’ ‘disinformation’ on social media

A new bill expected to be proposed soon by Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) stipulates prison sentences for social media users who...

More than 349,000 websites banned in Turkey in last 5 years

A total of 349,763 websites were banned in Turkey between 2016 and 2020, according to the 2020 annual report of the Freedom of Expression...

CPJ calls on Turkish gov’t to investigate attack on journalist Erciş

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Turkish government to investigate an attack on political commentator Emre Erciş and bring the perpetrators...

Numerous people detained over social media posts in SE Turkey

Police have conducted simultaneous raids in southern, southeastern and eastern Turkish cities, taking a large number of people into custody in connection with their...

Turkish media accused of underreporting scale of devastation in flood-hit region

Media outlets in Turkey, an overwhelming majority of which are controlled by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), have been accused of hiding...

Journalist sentenced to prison on terrorism charges

İbrahim Karakaş, a journalist for the Yeni Yaşam daily, was on Thursday sentenced to nine years, nine months’ imprisonment on charges of membership in...

Apple removes gay social network Hornet app from Turkey store

Apple has removed the app for Hornet, the world’s leading gay social network with more than 30 million users, from its Turkey store in...

Turkey’s broadcast regulator punishes 6 TV stations over their coverage of wildfires

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed fines on six TV stations due to the way they covered wildfires...

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