Turkish prosecutor asks to pass Khashoggi case to S.Arabia: report

A Turkish prosecutor on Thursday asked an İstanbul court to dismiss a case into the gruesome murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi and transfer...

115 Turkish journalists subjected to violence, 241 appeared before a judge in 2021: report

One hundred fifteen journalists were subjected to physical violence in Turkey last year, and three out of every five journalists have received threats during...

ECtHR finds Wikimedia’s application against Turkey inadmissible

The foundation running Wikipedia on Thursday lost its bid to sue Turkey over it blocking access to the online encyclopedia in the country, as...

CPJ calls on Swedish authorities to investigate attack on journalist Dönmez

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Swedish authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation into an attack on journalist...

Prosecutor seeks 6 years for journalist who exposed nepotism at pro-gov’t foundation

A public prosecutor in Turkey is seeking a six-year sentence for journalist Metin Yücel, who disclosed documents that revealed alleged nepotism engaged in by...

Kurdish journalists detained in police raids in southeastern Turkey

Journalists Ertuş Bozkurt and Mikail Barut were detained on Sunday in police raids on their homes in southeastern Diyarbakir province, the Bianet news website...

Critical Turkish journalist living in exile in Sweden brutally attacked

Ahmet Dönmez, a Turkish journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who has been living in exile in...

Medical union chair faces complaint for speaking to exiled journalist on YouTube program

A criminal complaint has been filed against human rights activist and president of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı on the...

Top court finds rights violation in 3-day advertising ban imposed on Cumhuriyet daily

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a three-day advertising ban imposed on the pro-opposition Cumhuriyet daily in 2013 was a violation of the right...

Turkish police investigated 106,000 social media accounts in 2021

A total of 106,000 social media accounts in Turkey were investigated in 2021 due to posts found problematic by the authorities, Turkish Minute reported,...

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