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Fethullah Gülen and freedom

Fethullah Gülen and freedom

Certain virtues and qualities are priceless, yet we fail to truly appreciate them until we are deprived of them. When…
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…
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…
2 Sözcü daily columnists indicted on Gülen charges

2 Sözcü daily columnists indicted on Gülen charges

Two columnists from the nationalist, secularist Sözcü newspaper have been indicted on allegations of aiding the faith-based Gülen movement, which…
How Turkey silences journalists online, one removal request at a time

How Turkey silences journalists online, one removal request at a time

On June 19, Abdülhamit Bilici, the last editor-in-chief of the now-shuttered Turkish paper Zaman, tweeted about the decline of press…
A major victory for freedom of the press in Turkey: Ahmet Sik is released

A major victory for freedom of the press in Turkey: Ahmet Sik is released

Turkey’s court ruled on Friday that two journalists should be released for the duration of their trial for subversion, a…
Journalists in State of Emergency – 122

Journalists in State of Emergency – 122

Çetin Kurşun, a reporter for the shuttered Kurdish-language newspaper Azadiya Welat, was imprisoned pending trial on February 21, 2018, on the charge…
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