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Ban Ki-moon expresses hope for release of RSF Turkey representative

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed the hope that Turkey Representative of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Erol Önderoğlu -- who was...

EU’s Mogherini, Hahn say arrest of Turkish human rights defenders against fundamental rights

Federica Mogherini, the Vice President of the European Union (EU) Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,...

Council of Europe’s Muiznieks condemns arrest of academic and journalists in Turkey

Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, wrote on Twitter that he has been “appalled by detention of human rights defenders in...

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 12

Constitutional Court rejects journalist's appeal Turkey's Constitutional Court today ruled that editor Mehmet Baransu's constitutional right to freedom of expression and the constitution's guarantees of...

Court rules for arrest of academic and 2 journalists for “terrorism propaganda”

An İstanbul court on Monday ruled for arrest of academic and human rights activist Şebnem Korur Fincancı, writer and journalist Ahmet Nesin and journalist...

Independent news agency MuhabirAjans kicks off in Turkey

MuhabirAjans, a new independent news agency service of Turkey, has been launched in the Ankara capital to provide national and local media with accurate...

Trustees fire 600 journalists after taking over management of Feza Media group

Around 600 journalists have been fired from Zaman and Today’s Zaman dailies, Cihan news agency and Irmak TV station, after trustees were appointed to...

Investigation launched into 37 editors-in-chief on watch for Özgür Gündem daily

The number of journalists who face investigation after becoming editors-in-chief on watch for the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem daily has increased to 37, with investigations...

Dutch choreographer rejects Turkey’s award in protest of press freedom violations

Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer Hans van Manen rejected a “Choreographer of the Century” award from Turkey, in protest of the recent violations of...

Design award-winning newspaper gets much-mocked logo after government seizure

The Zaman daily, which used to be Turkey’s best-selling newspaper until it was taken over by the government in early March on a highly...

Turkish singer steps down as UNESCO goodwill ambassador in protest of Turkey stance

Revered Turkish singer Zülfü Livaneli, who has been holding a post as UNESCO goodwill ambassador since 1996, has resigned, accusing the organization of "hypocrisy",...

Anchorman investigated for saying ‘Who the hell are ya?’ to the state

A criminal investigation has been launched into Flash TV anchorman Mustafa Yenigün for lashing out at the government by saying “Who the hell are...

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