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Istanbul court orders re-arrest of Ahmet Altan

Istanbul court orders re-arrest of Ahmet Altan

An Istanbul court on Nov. 12 reversed a previous ruling to release journalist Ahmet Altan, on appeal filed by the…
CPJ joins call to UN rights council for end to press crackdown in Turkey

CPJ joins call to UN rights council for end to press crackdown in Turkey

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 12 other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations calling on the member states…
Turkish nationals in Mongolia seek UN protection against Turkey’s pressure

Turkish nationals in Mongolia seek UN protection against Turkey’s pressure

Eight Turkish citizens who live in Mongolia have applied for asylum with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in order to…
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019

Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a columnist for the nationalist daily Yeni Çağ who was attacked by a group of men who…
In wake of Christchurch, tech regulation in EU and Australia risks restricting journalism

In wake of Christchurch, tech regulation in EU and Australia risks restricting journalism

Terrorism has gone viral. The livestreaming on Facebook of the March attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that…
Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019 -Ukrainian investigative reporter Vadym Komarov died today as the result of an assault on May…
Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment requesting a jail sentence for two Bloomberg reporters and 36 other people after…
Turkey jails yet another journalist over Gülen links

Turkey jails yet another journalist over Gülen links

Journalist İbrahim Varlık, who used to work for the now-closed Cihan news agency, has been arrested, according to journalist Ahmet…
Court of appeal upholds sentences given to opposition journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet daily

Court of appeal upholds sentences given to opposition journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet daily

Prison sentences that were handed down to staff members of the critical Cumhuriyet daily last year were upheld by a…
Journalist Salih Turan arrested on terrorism charges

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,…
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