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Turkey‘s Justice Ministry says number of jailed journalists does not concern the public

Turkey’s Justice Ministry has refused to disclose the number of journalists currently in prison, saying this information does not concern the public, the Mezopotamya...

ECtHR president cites insufficient resources as reason for jailed journalists’ cases still pending at court

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) President Róbert Ragnar Spanó has given the court’s insufficient resources as the reason that the applications from two...

Situation of media freedom not improved in Turkey despite release of 20 imprisoned journalists: CPJ

Turkey, once the world’s worst jailer of journalists, is now ranked sixth in the Committee to Protect Journalists 2021 prison census after releasing 20 jailed...

24 journalists detained, 4 arrested in Turkey in first quarter of 2021: report

Turkey arrested four members of the press in addition to detaining 24 others in the first three months of 2021, with COVID-19 adding to...

One in every four journalists in Turkey suffered physical violence in 2020: report

One out of every four journalists was subjected to physical violence and half of them received threats in 2020, a report recently released by...

EP draft report on Turkey details serious rights violations suffered by Gülen followers

A draft report on Turkey prepared by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and released on Dec. 21 emphasizes serious human rights violations that...

Former TV anchorman faces up to 15 years in prison on terrorism charges

An indictment drafted by an İstanbul prosecutor seeks a prison sentence of up to 15 years for Erkan Akkuş, a former anchorman at the...

Turkey releases 6 journalists after top appeals court overturns sentences

The İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court on Monday released journalists Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Yıldız,...

13 journalists arrested, 82 detained in Turkey in 2019, report reveals

Thirteen journalists were sent to jail and 82 others were detained while journalists appeared in court 733 times in Turkey in 2019, according a report drafted...

Turkey named 2nd worst jailer of journalists in press freedom watchdog report

Turkey has been listed as the second country, following China, with the highest number of journalists in jail, according to the annual report of the New...

Amnesty volunteer Webb writes letter of solidarity to jailed journalist Parıldak

Felicity Webb, an Amnesty International activist from the UK, has written a letter of solidarity to journalist Ayşenur Parıldak, who is among the dozens...

HRW report: One-fifth of Turkey’s prison population jailed on terrorism charges

Close to one-fifth of the total prison population in Turkey has been charged with or convicted of terrorism offenses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said...

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