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Turkish singer removed from house arrest, put on judicial probation for religious schools remark

A Turkish court has decided to reverse a decision for house arrest imposed on a famous pop singer due to a remark about religious...

Court says Erdoğan should show more tolerance for harsh political criticism

An Ankara court has said in its reasoned decision for rejecting a lawsuit launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against the main opposition...

Erdoğan slammed for threatening media with reprisals over ‘harmful’ content

Legal experts have slammed a recent presidential decree issued by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that threatens Turkish media with reprisal if they disseminate content...

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...

Police detain 17 HDP officials in western Turkey over social media posts

Turkish police on Thursday detained 17 officials and members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) due to their messages on social media, the...

Erdoğan relative detained after accusing AKP of betraying the country

A relative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was detained after he directed criticism at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) due to...

Turkey violated reporter’s rights with ban: ECtHR

Turkey violated the rights of a prominent journalist by denying her access to information into corruption allegations against four ministers in the government of...

Critics blacklisted and threatened by Turkish gov’t supporters on Clubhouse

Many people who criticize the Turkish government on the new social media platform Clubhouse are being blacklisted and threatened by pro-government accounts, the Stockholm...

Court orders opposition politician to pay $7,000 in damages to Erdoğan for insult

A politician from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has been ordered by a Turkish court to pay damages in the amount of...

Famous Turkish actor risks jail on Erdoğan insult charges

Müjdat Gezen's half-century career as an acclaimed Turkish writer and actor has included awards, a stint as a UN goodwill ambassador and a taste...

Turkish gov’t to create its ‘truth ministry’ amid rising censorship

The Communications Directorate of the Turkish Presidency has announced that Turkey will create its own fact-checking mechanism to “fight against lies and false facts on...

Nearly 10,000 people convicted on Erdoğan insult charges in 5 years

Turkish courts convicted 9,556 people on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the course of five years, an opposition lawmaker has revealed. Main...

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