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Turkey’s popular online debate network faces investigation for incitement

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a popular online debate network, accusing the platform of inciting hatred and enmity in society and inciting...

EP slams Turkey for pressure on opposition, particularly HDP

The European Parliament (EP) condemned the Turkish government for its repressive policies targeting opposition parties, particularly the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), in a...

Report reveals growing pressure, judicial harassment of journalists in Turkey

An increasing number of journalists are being subjected to government pressure and judicial harassment in Turkey, where 91 journalists are currently in prison for...

YouTube to appoint local representative to Turkey in compliance with controversial law

In an apparent surrender to the Turkish government, which requires giant social media companies to appoint local representatives to Turkey, the popular video sharing...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...

Erdoğan accused of removing Taiwanese flag from tweet due to Chinese pressure

The Taiwanese Foreign Ministry and media outlets have accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of removing the country’s flag from a “thank you” message...

Turkish daily claims pressure on advertising has caused financial problems

The Turkish Karar daily announced in its Monday edition that businesspeople and advertising agencies have been urged not to place ads in the newspaper,...

İstanbul airport construction workers go on strike, face pepper spray

Workers at the construction site of İstanbul’s new airport went on strike on Friday due to allegedly dangerous working conditions that have caused hundreds...

Evrensel editor-in-chief to pay TL 10,000 fine due to a 2012 report

Fatih Polat, the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s leftist Evrensel daily, will pay a fine of TL 10,000 (around $1,500) for revealing the identity of a...

Turkey’s minority groups deny pressure, say they are free to practice their faith

Eighteen representatives of religious minority groups in Turkey have a released a joint statement in which they deny the existence of any government pressure...

UNAOC cancels Press Freedom Day event over pressure from Turkey

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) indefinitely postponed an event at the UN on Thursday to observe World Press Freedom Day after the...

Academicians face abitrary dismissal with new law

Academicians in Turkey can now be investigated at the behest of the president of The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and dismissed from their...

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