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Turkish court to consider request to remove judge from media activists’ trial

A Turkish court agreed on Wednesday to study a request from the defense to remove a judge from the trial of three activists facing...

OSCE media freedom representative urges acquittal of Turkish journalists and human rights defender

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro on Wednesday urged Turkish authorities to acquit journalists...

Top court says interim closure of pro-Kurdish daily violated constitutional freedoms

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the interim closure of Özgür Gündem, a now-defunct newspaper that had focused on Kurdish issues, violated the constitutional...

Turkish court is retrying RSF representative on terror charges

Turkey on Wednesday began the retrial of the country's Reporters Without Borders (RSF) representative and two other human rights defenders on terror charges that...

Veteran journalist put in prison after losing appeal of terrorist propaganda verdict

Journalist Hüseyin Aykol was put in prison on Thursday after a regional appeals court upheld a three-year, nine-month prison sentence for disseminating terrorist propaganda. Aykol was one...

Kars mayor indicted on terrorism charges for role at now-closed Kurdish daily

A Turkish prosecutor on Monday indicted Kars Mayor Ayhan Bilgen, a Kurdish politician from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), on terrorism charges due to his role...

Rights defender, newspaper staff given prison sentences for terrorist propaganda

The İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court on Tuesday handed down prison sentences to Eren Keskin, a leading Turkish human rights defender, and six former employees of...

European rights court orders Turkey to compensate owner of shut-down Kurdish daily

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ordered Turkey to compensate the owner of a Kurdish newspaper that was shut down in...

Twitter suspends account of closed-down pro-Kurdish newspaper

Social media company Twitter has suspended the account of Özgür Gündem, a pro-Kurdish daily that was closed down by a Turkish court in 2016...

Writer Düzkan surrenders to serve prison sentence for supporting Kurdish daily

Feminist writer and journalist Ayşe Düzkan on Tuesday surrendered to authorities to serve an 18-month jail sentence handed down for acting as the symbolic...

Writer Düzkan says will surrender to serve jail sentence for supporting Kurdish daily

Leading Turkish feminist writer Ayşe Düzkan announced in a column on Monday that she would surrender to authorities to serve an 18-month prison sentence...

Appeals court upholds sentences given 5 journalists in Özgür Gündem trial

A regional appeals court in İstanbul has upheld jail sentences handed down to five journalists by a local court for alleged links to the...

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