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Celebrating birthday of jailed PKK leader not a crime, ECtHR says

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has faulted Turkey in the case of a Kurdish woman who was convicted of disseminating terrorist propaganda...

ECtHR finds Wikimedia’s application against Turkey inadmissible

The foundation running Wikipedia on Thursday lost its bid to sue Turkey over it blocking access to the online encyclopedia in the country, as...

Majority of complaints at ECtHR against Turkey concern July 15 coup attempt: report

Most of the applications filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against Turkey are related to rights violations that allegedly occurred during...

US ‘disappointed’ by arrest of TV journalist in Turkey

The United States on Monday expressed disappointment over the arrest of TV journalist Sedef Kabaş in Turkey over the weekend on charges of insulting the...

European rights court rejects Turkey’s appeal of opposition leader ruling

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rejected an appeal filed by Turkey regarding the court’s ruling on the violation of freedom of...

Twitter appointing representative to Turkey in line with controversial law: pro-gov’t daily

Popular social media giant Twitter will appoint a representative to Turkey in line with a controversial social media law after the company and others...

Turkey remains ‘not free’ according to Freedom House report

Turkey remains “not free” with a score of 32/100, in the same category as Russia, China and Iran, according to “Freedom in the World...

Social media platforms pose threat to Turkey’s sovereignty: AKP spokesman

Spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ömer Çelik called social media companies the source of digital fascism and digital dictatorship, saying...

Turkey’s media watchdog says TV guests can’t be allowed freedom of expression

In a controversial move, Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has stated that guests on TV programs cannot be allowed...

Turkey’s top court sees no rights violations in re-arrest of journalist Altan

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that no rights violation took place in the re-imprisonment of prominent writer and journalist Ahmet Altan after the court...

Compromised independence of Turkey’s institutions is choking press freedom: IPI report

Turkey’s press freedom crisis is worsening amid the lack of independence of regulatory institutions as public criticism of topics sensitive to the Justice and...

Erdoğan calls on giant social media companies to comply with controversial law

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is being criticized for strengthening his control over social media, has called on giant social media companies to...

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