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BIA report: 142 aggravated life sentences sought for 301 journalists in Turkey

A recently released quarterly report, the BIA Media Monitoring Report, has revealed that 136 journalists were in Turkish jails as of July 1 while...

PM Yıldırım says consensus should be sought for reinstatement of death penalty

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said a consensus needs to be reached among political parties for the reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey,...

57 detained over ByLock use in İstanbul

Turkish police teams on Friday detained 57 individuals from various professions in İstanbul's 32 districts on the grounds that they use a smart phone...

Report: Prisoners threatened with death, exposed to torture in Mersin

Prisoners in two prisons in the southern Turkish province of Mersin have allegedly faced maltreatment, physical violence and torture as well as being threatened...

1,080 convicted of insult charges against Erdoğan in 2016

A total of 1,080 people were convicted of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2016, according to data from Turkey's Justice Ministry, the Cumhuriyet...

Former PM Davutoğlu says AKP rapidly weakening own values

Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his party is quickly weakening its own values...

Turkish man sent to jail after forced return from Myanmar

Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, a Turkish national working for two schools established by followers of the Gülen movement in Myanmar, was forcibly returned to Turkey...

8 including former Cihan news agency reporter detained over ByLock use

Eight people including a former reporter from the now-closed Cihan news agency were detained on Thursday for use of a smart phone application known...

Gov’t puts up for sale properties of 9 TV, radio stations seized from critics

Seven of the media outlets the Turkish government seized under post-coup emergency rule have been put up for sale by the state-run Savings Deposit...

Coup suspect general denies notifying army chief about unfolding coup attempt

Maj. Gen. Mehmet Dişli, brother of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chairman Şaban Dişli and accused of being a ringleader of a...

Detention warrants issued for dozens across Turkey over alleged Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for dozens of people from various professions due to their alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, which...

Kılıçdaroğlu says operation against Sözcü is an operation against Turkey

Leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has lashed out the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government for an operation...

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