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Disney+ warns Turkish subtitle translators about hitting political nerves in Turkey

Disney+, which launched in Turkey last month, has warned its Turkish subtitle translators about the political atmosphere in Turkey, telling them to avoid hitting...

Changes to Turkey’s Press Ethics Code feared to contribute to increasing censorship

Turkey's Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, has changed the Press Ethics Code, adding...

US expresses regret over access ban to VOA, DW in Turkey

The US State Department has expressed regret about an access ban imposed by Turkey’s broadcasting regulator on the Turkish editions of international news websites...

Turkey blocks access to Turkish editions of Deutsche Welle, VOA

In a move that cast a further shadow on freedom of the press in Turkey, a court on Thursday evening banned access to the...

RTÜK fines 4 TV stations for airing politician’s remarks on Erdoğan ‘escape’ plan

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed a fine on four TV stations for airing the remarks of main...

Auditors ordered not to upload reports to website, party leader claims

Metin Yener, president of the Court of Accounts, the government body responsible for auditing the accounts of public agencies and political parties, has ordered...

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog imposed $3.7 million in fines on media organizations in 2021

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), imposed 1,661 fines on media organizationsin 2021, totaling TL 55.8 million ($3.7 million), yet...

RTÜK fines TV stations over reports on sexual abuse of children by Quran course instructor

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed fines on three TV stations critical of the the government for reporting...

Turkish journalist’s award-winning novel banned in eastern prison for terrorist propaganda

Turkish journalist Gökçer Tahincioğlu’s award-winning novel "Kiraz Ağacı" (Cherry Tree) has been banned in a prison in eastern Turkey for “spreading terrorist propaganda,” the...

VOA, Deutsche Welle to take legal action amid threats of a ban from Turkey

Voice of America (VOA), the US state-owned international multimedia broadcaster, and Germany’s state-run broadcaster Deutsche Welle have announced that they will not apply for...

Court reporters reluctant to cover Gülen-linked trials, media ombudsman says

A well-known media ombudsman in Turkey has claimed that Turkish reporters have been reluctant to regularly cover trials of real and alleged members of...

6 lawyers from Ankara Bar human rights committee resign following bar’s decision not to publish torture report

Six lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights committee resigned in protest following the bar’s decision not to publish a report on allegations...

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