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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...

Pop singer’s arrest slammed for displaying politicization of Turkish judiciary

The recent arrest of famous Turkish pop singer and songwriter Gülşen Bayraktar Çolakoğlu, part of an investigation into her due to remarks that allegedly...

Turkey arrests pop singer over remarks regarding religious school graduates

Famous Turkish pop singer and songwriter Gülşen Bayraktar Çolakoğlu has been arrested as part of an investigation launched due to her remarks that allegedly...

Court orders removal of 10 news stories that include Latuff cartoons mocking Erdoğan

A Turkish court has ruled for the deletion of 10 news pieces published by the Diken news website, each of which includes a cartoon...

Turkish cartoonist interrogated over President Erdoğan cartoon

A Turkish cartoonist was interrogated by the police for publishing a cartoon of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported. Cartoonist...

Main opposition party politician faces investigation on Erdoğan insult allegations

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into Canan Kaftancıoğlu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on allegations of publicly insulting President Recep...

Kılıçdaroğlu ordered to pay damages to Erdoğan, family due to remarks in interview

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has been ordered to pay TL 100,000 ($6,100) in damages to President...

People investigated in Turkey not for posting tweets but for their content: minister

In remarks that came as confusing and untrue to many, Turkey’s justice minister has said nobody is investigated in Turkey for posting tweets but...

Turkish police investigated 106,000 social media accounts in 2021

A total of 106,000 social media accounts in Turkey were investigated in 2021 due to posts found problematic by the authorities, the Security Directorate...

Academic faces criminal complaint due to Ph.D. thesis on authoritarianism in Turkey

A criminal complaint has been filed against a Turkish academic over the content of his Ph.D. thesis on the subject of rising authoritarianism in...

Turkey ranks 3rd globally in requests for content removal from Twitter

Turkey was the third country, after Japan and Russia, that most frequently requested the removal of content from Twitter in the first half of...

Investigations into exercise of freedom of speech soar during Erdoğan’s presidency

Investigations have been launched into 211,523 people in Turkey on various accusations involving freedom of expression during the first six years of Recep Tayyip...

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