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Local journalist fatally shot in attack in northwestern Turkey

A journalist who owned a local news website in northwestern Turkey was fatally shot in front of his office on Saturday, Turkish media outlets...

[UPDATE] Turkey frees reporters jailed after failed appeal in state secrets trial

Two Turkish journalists convicted of violating Turkey's state secrets law were released late on Tuesday the very same day they returned to prison after...

Turkish courts handed down 80 years in prison to 36 journalists in 2021

Journalists in Turkey made 475 court appearances in 2021, with the courts handing down a total of 80 years in prison to 36 of...

Top court orders gov’t to compensate outlets over ban on access to publications

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of seven opposition media outlets, the access to whose reports and a column was blocked, ordering the...

Turkey’s top court finds no rights violation in case of journalist jailed over Gülen links

The Turkish Constitutional Court found no rights violations in the case of journalist Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, who was jailed in a mass crackdown following...

[Interview] Index on Censorship will continue to monitor government suppression of the media in Turkey

Author and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that the jailing of journalists in Turkey is worrying...

News briefing questions for Erdoğan leaked in advance by daily paper

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was asked a list of questions at a news conference on Monday that were exactly the same as questions...

Mezopotamya news agency reporter detained in SE Turkey

Turkish police have detained journalist Emrullah Acar, a reporter for the Mezopotamya news agency, in an early morning raid in southeastern Şanlıurfa province, the...

15 journalists detained, 48 attacked in Turkey in 3rd quarter of 2021: report

Turkey detained 15 members of the press while 48 others were physically attacked in the third quarter of 2021, with fines imposed on critical...

12 int’l NGOs and journalism organizations examine threats to press freedom in Turkey

Twelve international NGOs and journalism organizations are on a three-day mission to Turkey to investigate serious, continued threats to independent journalism in the country, the...

Journalist sentenced to prison on terrorism charges

İbrahim Karakaş, a journalist for the Yeni Yaşam daily, was on Thursday sentenced to nine years, nine months’ imprisonment on charges of membership in...

179 journalists appeared in court, 16 detained in Turkey in April-June period: report

A total of 179 journalists appeared in court in 81 separate cases during the second quarter of this year, while 16 journalists were detained,...

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