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Journalist who stood trial for posting Nevruz photo acquitted of terror charges

Journalist Melis Alphan, who faced a prison sentence of up to seven-and-a-half years for posting a Nevruz photo in 2015, has been acquitted of...

Students protesting Erdoğan-appointed rector at risk of prosecution: HRW

Turkish authorities have put hundreds of student protesters under possible criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, releasing a report on rights...

92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report

Despite the coronavirus measures in effect in Turkey between March 17 and June 15, 92 journalists were prosecuted in 59 trials in nine provinces,...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 15 years in prison for journalist Deniz Yücel

An İstanbul prosecutor has demanded a prison sentence of up to 15 years, three months for German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel on charges of “disseminating terrorist propaganda” and...

Erdoğan tried to exchange Turkish generals in Germany for me, says Deniz Yücel

Deniz Yücel, a German-Turkish journalist who was jailed in Turkey from February 2017 to February 2018, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tried to barter Turkish generals...

Turkish court clears state of neglect of duty in 2007 murders of Christian publishing house employees

A Turkish court has acquitted the Interior Ministry and the Malatya Governor’s Office of neglect of duty in the brutal murder of three employees of Christian...

Turkey’s top court says rights of academics who signed peace petition violated

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Friday said the rights of academics who were dismissed or prosecuted for signing a “peace petition” were violated, the T24...

47 aggravated life sentences, 3,000 years in prison given to journalists since failed coup

Journalists in Turkey have been given 47 aggravated life sentences with no chance of parole and a total of 3,000 years in prison in trials that...

Turkish defendant claims prosecutor, intel officer, policeman forced him to give false testimony

A prosecutor, an intelligence officer and a counterterrorism police officer threatened him in order to secure false testimony against terror suspects, said Cavit Yılmaz, a defendant...

Turkish courts handed down sentences to 41 journalists in the first half of 2019

The Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ) has announced that the first six months of the year saw the trial of 287 journalists, 41 of whom were sentenced...

Top court rules German-Turkish journalist’s rights violated during detention in Turkey

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that rights violations had occurred in the one-year-long pretrial detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, Turkish media reported. The court said...

Court acquits teacher who pleaded with gov’t to spare children’s lives

An İstanbul court on Wednesday acquitted of terrorism charges Ayşe Çelik, a teacher who during a TV program in 2016 called for an end to clashes...

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