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Erdoğan aide says ‘age of inequality is over’ about US criticism of media ban

An aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed a statement from a US State Department official who criticized a recent move by...

Countdown begins for 3 int’l media outlets in Turkey to get licenses or face ban

A 72-hour deadline set by Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), to three international news agencies to apply for online...

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...

News editor for pro-gov’t TV station fired allegedly for reporting on opposition

Turkish television station Kanal D, owned by the pro-government Demirören Media Group, has fired prime-time news editor Mustafa Aşçıoğlu for covering public statements and...

Turkish newspaper claims pro-gov’t company offered advertising in exchange for self-censorship

Turkey’s conservative Milli Gazete daily has claimed that a full-page ad from discount supermarket chain BİM that was scheduled to be published on Thursday...

Turkish TV station to close down a month after launch due to threat of seizure by gov’t: report

Private Turkish television station Olay TV will close down scarcely a month after it started broadcasting because of a threat of seizure by the...

Pro-gov’t daily features Erdoğan in its major story 106 times in 341 days

Turkish President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been featured in the pro-government Sabah daily's lead story 106 times...

OSCE’s Désir questions media freedom in Turkey 49 times in 8 months

Harlem Désir, representative on freedom of the media for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has made 13 statements, posted 31...

Kılıçdaroğlu unveils CHP manifesto, promising to fix 5 fundamental problems

Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Saturday unveiled the party’s election manifesto, based on remedying five fundamental problems in Turkey and focusing...

OSCE’s Désir: Seizure of newspaper a setback to media pluralism in Turkey

The closure of the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper and the appointment of a trustee to head it is a major attack on the independence of...

BIA report: 237 aggravated life sentences sought for 520 journalists in Turkey

A recently released quarterly report, the BIA Media Monitoring Report, has revealed that 122 journalists were in Turkish jails as of Jan.1, 2018, while...

ÇGD report: 318 journalists detained, 103 jailed in Turkey in one year

A recently released quarterly press report by the Contemporary Journalists' Association (ÇGD) has revealed that 318 journalists were detained and 103 of them were...

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