2,950 online news articles censored by Turkey in 2018

Turkey censored 2,950 online news articles in 2018 according to the “BİA Media Monitoring Report 2018,” released by the Bianet news website...

Senior economy editor held in prison for a year with no evidence presented against...

Harun Reşit Çümen (44), a senior economy editor who specializes in the stock market, has been behind bars since March 7, 2018....

Turkish court upholds prison sentences for staff members of Cumhuriyet daily

A regional appeals court in İstanbul on Tuesday upheld the prison sentences of 14 people including journalists, board members and media workers...

Twitter suspends account of closed-down pro-Kurdish newspaper

Social media company Twitter has suspended the account of Özgür Gündem, a pro-Kurdish daily that was closed down by a Turkish court...

European Parliament resolution underscores lack of domestic legal remedies in Turkey

Forty-seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and 14 press freedom and free expression organizations led by the International Press Institute (IPI)...

Turkish-German journalist released from jail yet faces travel ban

German-Turkish reporter Adil Demirci has been released from an İstanbul prison after 10 months behind bars, but the court has prohibited the...

Journalist Salih Turan arrested on terrorism charges

Turkish journalist Salih Turan was arrested by a court on Wednesday on charges of alleged membership in a terrorist group, the Artı Gerçek...

Exiled journalist’s wife: I am held hostage in Turkey

Dilek Türker Dündar, the wife of exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar, complained about the human rights violations she has faced in Turkey...

Yeni Asya journalists to be tried on terrorism charges arising from tweets and cartoons

Kazım Güleçyüz, the editor-in-chief of the critical Yeni Asya daily, and the paper’s cartoonist, İbrahim Özdabak, will stand trial on terrorism charges...

Erdoğan’s Maarif Foundation has taken over 191 Gülen-linked schools in 21 countries, says chair

The Maarif Foundation now controls 191 schools taken over from the Gülen movement in 21 countries, the foundation’s chair, Birol Akgün, told...

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