Pinterest jumps on bandwagon to appoint local representative to Turkey

The popular image-sharing platform Pinterest has announced that it will appoint a local representative to Turkey in line with a controversial social media law...

ECtHR to announce judgment on jailed author and journalist Altan 4 years after his...

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will on Tuesday announce its judgment in the case of jailed author and journalist Ahmet Altan, four...

Turkey’s top court annuls state of emergency decree that closed down media outlets

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has canceled an article of a government decree issued in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016 that led...

Turkish journalists constantly risk their lives, says HDP deputy co-chair

Turkish journalists risk their lives every day by simply trying to do their job, Tayip Temel, deputy co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party...

Turkey uses terrorism law to silence journalists: RSF

Journalists are threatened with imprisonment by Turkish authorities under the country’s terrorism law, known as the TMK, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a...

Turkish presidency refuses to renew press cards of 1,371 journalists

Turkey’s Presidential Communications Directorate, which has received 10,486 applications from journalists for the renewal of their press cards, refused to renew the press cards...

95 Turkish journalists appeared before a judge in March: report

As Turkey continues to be among the top jailers of journalists in the world, a total of 95 journalists appeared in court in March,...

Prosecution of murder of Turkish journalist Dink remains unsatisfactory: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Turkish authorities to conduct an impartial and depoliticized investigation into the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist  Hrant Dink...

4 Charlie Hebdo journalists indicted in Turkey for insulting Erdoğan

An indictment drafted by a Turkish prosecutor seeks a prison sentence of up to four years for four staff members of the French satirical...

Family, lawyers say latest ruling fails to punish real instigators of Dink’s murder

The family of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was murdered in broad daylight in İstanbul 14 years ago, on Friday said in a statement...

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