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Turkey arrests journalist detained on Working Journalists Day

A Turkish court has ruled for the arrest of a journalist who was detained on Jan. 10, celebrated as Working Journalists Day in Turkey,...

Turkish gov’t to pay damages to AFP journalist due to use of excessive force by police

An administrative court in İstanbul has ordered the Ministry of Interior to pay Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Bülent Kılıç damages because the police used...

Journalist reporting from northern Syria gets suspended sentence on terrorism charges

A former reporter from Turkey's Dicle news agency (DİHA) has been handed down a suspended three-year sentence on conviction of terrorism due to his...

Article 19 calls for release of first journalist arrested under Turkey’s ‘disinformation’ law

The Europe branch of Article 19, a London-based international organization defending free expression worldwide, has called for the release of a journalist who was...

Jailed Kurdish journalists preparing to file application at ECtHR due to lack of indictment for 6 months

Sixteen Kurdish journalists who were put in pre-trial detention in southeastern Turkey in June are planning to file an application at the European Court...

73 journalists appeared in court in 3rd quarter, 68 remain behind bars: report

A total of 73 journalists appeared in court in 51 trials in Turkey from July to September, while the number of journalists in jail...

Erdoğan labels journalist in exile a ‘terrorist,’ demands his extradition from Swedish PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has demanded the extradition of a Turkish journalist in exile in Sweden whom he called a “terrorist,” during a...

Muslim Brotherhood backs normalization of Turkish-Egyptian relations, spokesman says

The spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey has said the organization supports the process that was started last year to normalize Turkish-Egyptian relations,...

Journalist gets suspended sentence due to report on Turkish Red Crescent executives

A Turkish court has handed down a suspended two-year sentence to a journalist from the Birgün daily due to a report on executives from...

Court annuls conviction of jailed journalist Baransu in war plan trial

A regional appeals court in İstanbul has reversed the conviction and 13-year prison sentence handed down to an investigative journalist who has been behind...

RTÜK fines 3 TV stations for airing debates on crime boss’s corruption claims

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog has imposed a fine on three TV stations for airing debate programs during which the inner workings of an alleged corruption...

Journalist gets 13 years in prison on terrorism charges

A journalist from a now-closed Kurdish newspaper has been handed down a prison sentence of 13 years, three months on various terrorism charges and...

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