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Turkish gov’t restricts social media for 10 hours after deadly blast in İstanbul

The Turkish government imposed a 10-hour restriction on social media platforms on multiple internet providers in Turkey on Sunday following a deadly explosion in...

Prominent Turkish literary figures slam controversial media law in joint statement

More than 200 members of the Turkish literary world have released a joint statement to raise their voices against a recently approved law regulating...

YouTuber deletes tweets inviting star footballer sought on Gülen links to his program

A Turkish internet celebrity who has been much talked about lately due to his political debate programs on YouTube has deleted tweets in which...

Critical journalists not allowed to cover swearing-in of new member of Turkey’s top court

Journalists critical of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government have been prevented from covering the swearing-in of a new member of Turkey’s Constitutional...

Rights groups call Turkey’s new media law ‘dangerous, dystopian’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ARTICLE 19 have condemned the approval of amendments by the Turkish Parliament last week which they said introduce abusive...

Disney+ warns Turkish subtitle translators about hitting political nerves in Turkey

Disney+, which launched in Turkey last month, has warned its Turkish subtitle translators about the political atmosphere in Turkey, telling them to avoid hitting...

Changes to Turkey’s Press Ethics Code feared to contribute to increasing censorship

Turkey's Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, has changed the Press Ethics Code, adding...

US expresses regret over access ban to VOA, DW in Turkey

The US State Department has expressed regret about an access ban imposed by Turkey’s broadcasting regulator on the Turkish editions of international news websites...

Turkey blocks access to Turkish editions of Deutsche Welle, VOA

In a move that cast a further shadow on freedom of the press in Turkey, a court on Thursday evening banned access to the...

RTÜK fines 4 TV stations for airing politician’s remarks on Erdoğan ‘escape’ plan

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed a fine on four TV stations for airing the remarks of main...

Auditors ordered not to upload reports to website, party leader claims

Metin Yener, president of the Court of Accounts, the government body responsible for auditing the accounts of public agencies and political parties, has ordered...

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog imposed $3.7 million in fines on media organizations in 2021

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), imposed 1,661 fines on media organizationsin 2021, totaling TL 55.8 million ($3.7 million), yet...

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