66 face legal action over social media posts about Turkey’s wildfires

Legal action has been taken against 66 people due to their social media posts about the wildfires that have been ravaging Turkey’ southern and...

179 journalists appeared in court, 16 detained in Turkey in April-June period: report

A total of 179 journalists appeared in court in 81 separate cases during the second quarter of this year, while 16 journalists were detained,...

Mob attacks pro-opposition Halk TV crew during live broadcast

A group of people in the southwestern Turkish resort town of Marmaris on Thursday interrupted a live show broadcast by the government-critical Halk TV...

Turkey investigates social media users calling for int’l help to combat wildfires

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into social media users who shared and supported an aid campaign on Twitter earlier this week seeking international...

Turkey’s RTÜK threatens to punish TV stations if they cover ongoing wildfires

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has issued written and verbal warnings to TV stations in the country, threatening them...

Turkish photojournalist Bülent Kılıç on ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases

AFP photojournalist Bülent Kılıç was included on the One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” list of press freedom cases, the organization announced in...

Journalist faces investigation for criticizing authorities over failure to protect Kurdish family killed in...

Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into Özgür Boğatekin, the news editor of a local newspaper in southeastern Turkey, for allegedly provoking public hatred...

44 women journalists subjected to police violence, 13 detained to date in 2021

Violence against female journalists has increased in Turkey, with 44 female journalists subjected to police violence and 13 detained while covering events in the...
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Anti-gov’t TV station fined over doctor’s comments on Erdoğan’s health

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog has imposed an administrative fine on pro-opposition broadcaster TELE1 due to comments made by a doctor regarding Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Municipality demolishes headquarters of TV station shut down over Gülen links

Municipal teams in İstanbul on Tuesday demolished the former headquarters of Samanyolu TV, one of the country’s major networks before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s...

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