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92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report
Turkey

92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report

Despite the coronavirus measures in effect in Turkey between March 17 and June 15, 92 journalists were prosecuted in 59…
Turkey releases 6 journalists after top appeals court overturns sentences
Turkey

Turkey releases 6 journalists after top appeals court overturns sentences

The İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court on Monday released journalists Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Ünal Tanık, Yakup…
‘Turkey Tribunal’ established to adjudicate human rights violations, raise int’l awareness
World

‘Turkey Tribunal’ established to adjudicate human rights violations, raise int’l awareness

A “Turkey Tribunal” has been established to adjudicate recent human rights violations in Turkey including torture, abductions, shortcomings in freedom…
Anti-gov’t Twitter user, journalist detained after being targeted by pro-gov’t media
Media Freedom

Anti-gov’t Twitter user, journalist detained after being targeted by pro-gov’t media

Taylan Kulaçoğlu, a popular, anti-government Twitter user, and journalist Hakan Gülseven were detained after they were targeted by pro-government media…
Art of darkness How Fevzi Yazici’s arrest and confinement have transformed his work
Art and Culture

Art of darkness How Fevzi Yazici’s arrest and confinement have transformed his work

Fevzi Yazici missed the opening night of his first professional art exhibit. While other artists were proudly standing beside their…
Rapid spread of COVID-19 in the notorious Silivri Prison in Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey

Rapid spread of COVID-19 in the notorious Silivri Prison in Istanbul, Turkey

Disturbing news are coming out of the Silivri prison in İstanbul, Turkey. According to the İstanbul Bakirkoy Chief Public Prosecutor,…
Take Action: Sign petition to call on Turkish authorities to release jailed purge-victims to stem Covid-19
Turkey

Take Action: Sign petition to call on Turkish authorities to release jailed purge-victims to stem Covid-19

Turkish government is reportedly preparing a judicial reform package, which includes the release of thousands of prisoners to stem Covid-19.…
Turkish court arrests 2 Kurdish news outlet reporters on terrorism charges
Turkey

Turkish court arrests 2 Kurdish news outlet reporters on terrorism charges

A Turkish court in İzmir province on Saturday arrested two journalists from the Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency on terrorism charges,…
AKP gov’t cancelled 3,804 press cards in 5 years
Turkey

AKP gov’t cancelled 3,804 press cards in 5 years

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has cancelled the press cards of 3,804 journalists over the past five years,…
Journalists in exile hold protest in Germany in support of jailed colleagues in Turkey
Turkey

Journalists in exile hold protest in Germany in support of jailed colleagues in Turkey

Journalists who fled a government crackdown in Turkey and took shelter in Germany held a protest over the weekend on…
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