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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...

Erdoğan aide accuses Reuters of publishing fake news about gov’t-media relations

Turkey’s presidential communications director, Fahrettin Altun, has accused Reuters news agency of publishing misleading and fake news in a special report the agency published...

Ziraat Bank refuses to provide information on $750 mln loan to pro-gov’t group

Turkish state lender Ziraat Bank has refused to provide information on whether or not the pro-government Demirören Group has started to repay a $750...

Russian envoy slams Turkish media over ‘pro-Ukrainian’ coverage of war: report

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Aleksei Erkhov has criticized the Turkish media for allegedly pro-Ukrainian coverage of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, the Cumhuriyet daily reported...

Pro-government groups own lion’s share of Turkey media scene: report

Pro-government media groups own the overwhelming majority of newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and news websites that have the largest audience in Turkey, the...

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate to employ 30 media personnel for its TV station

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, also known as the Diyanet, is looking for 30 media professionals for its Diyanet TV, a move likely to bring...

Turkish media accused of underreporting scale of devastation in flood-hit region

Media outlets in Turkey, an overwhelming majority of which are controlled by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), have been accused of hiding...

Erdoğan aide signals new regulation on foreign funding of media outlets

A new regulation will be implemented for media outlets that receive financial support from overseas, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun said in response to...

14 journalists appeared in court in May, 2 convicted: report

A report by opposition lawmaker Utku Çakırözer has revealed that 14 members of the press appeared in court and two were sentenced to prison...

Pro-gov’t discourse dominates Turkish media landscape: report

An overwhelming majority of Turkish media outlets give little to no screen time to opposition pundits while allocating the lion's share to a handful...

Turkey sentenced 23 journalists to over 100 years in prison in 2020: report

Turkish courts handed down sentences totaling 103 years to 23 journalists in 2020, according to the “BİA Media Monitoring Report 2020,” released by the...

Refugees, opposition and İstanbul Convention were the subjects of most disinformation: report

Topics that were the subjects of most disinformation on traditional and social media in Turkey were Syrian refugees, political opposition against the Turkish government...

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