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Top Turkish doctor says her arrest due to chemical weapons remarks ‘attempt to silence society’

The head of a leading doctors union in Turkey who was arrested on terrorist propaganda charges last month has said that her imprisonment is...

Union chair arrested on Erdoğan insult charges after remarks on bread consumption

A Turkish court has arrested the head of a bakers union in İstanbul after he implicitly criticized the government over Turks' excessive bread consumption,...

Doctors’ union chair arrested due to chemical weapons remarks

The head of Turkey’s doctors' union, who was detained on Wednesday on allegations of spreading “terrorist propaganda” after she urged a probe into the...

Erdoğan signs controversial media law critics say will stifle free speech

A controversial media law that attracted widespread criticism from rights groups and the opposition on accusations it will further cripple free speech in Turkey...

Rights groups call Turkey’s new media law ‘dangerous, dystopian’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ARTICLE 19 have condemned the approval of amendments by the Turkish Parliament last week which they said introduce abusive...

Turkey’s new ‘disinformation’ law yet another attack on free speech, critics say

The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved the “disinformation” law, which cements the government’s already-firm grip on social media platforms and news websites while criminalizing...

Turkey introduces jail terms for ‘fake news’

Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a tough pre-election law that could see reporters and social media users jailed for up to three years for...

Opposition protests lead to delay of MPs’ debate on controversial article of ‘disinformation’ bill

Parliamentary debate on the controversial Article 29 of Turkey’s government-backed “disinformation” bill, which criminalizes the dissemination of “false or misleading information” and stipulates prison...

Turkish gov’t refuses to allow more than 120 German citizens to leave Turkey: report

Turkish authorities are refusing to allow more than 120 German citizens, many of whom are Turkish or Kurdish Germans, to leave the country due...

Turkey’s ‘disinformation’ bill could irreparably harm free speech prior to 2023 elections: PACE

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)’s Monitoring Committee has expressed concern over a Turkish government-backed bill that criminalizes the dissemination of...

Venice Commission recommends Turkey not enact controversial article of ‘disinformation’ bill

The Venice Commission, the Council of Europe’s advisory body on constitutional matters, has recommended in an “urgent joint opinion” with the Human Rights and...

Opposition MP faces lawsuit from AKP for describing it as ‘criminal organization’

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has filed a lawsuit against opposition lawmaker Ahmet Şık for "attacking the prestige of the party" in recent...

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