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Altans’ lawyer tells judges ignoring top court’s ruling could lead to expulsion from post

Ergin Cinmen, a lawyer representing prominent journalists Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan, has told judges hearing the trial of his clients to comply with...

US urges Turkey to end state of emergency, respect freedom of expression

The US on Thursday expressed "serious concern" about the widespread arrest and pretrial detention of journalists critical of the Turkish government. "We urge Turkey to...

Int’l NGOs slam lower courts’ failure to free jailed journalists Altan, Alpay

PEN International, ARTICLE 19, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Human Rights Watch, the Index on...

EU’s Juncker: No progress on Turkey ties while Turkish journalists jailed

The European Union and Turkey will see no progress in their relations as long as Turkey holds journalists in prison, European Commission President Jean-Claude...

Former President Gül expresses support for top court ruling on Altan, Alpay

Former Turkish President Abdullah Gül on Friday stated support for a Constitutional Court decision to release jailed journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan, Sözcü...

Gov’t slams top court for decision on Altan and Alpay

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government on Friday criticized a Constitutional Court decision to release jailed journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan. "The...

[UPDATE] İstanbul courts refuse to enforce high court ruling to release Altan, Alpay

İstanbul’s 26th and 13th High Criminal Courts on Thursday evening refused to comply with an order from Turkey’s Constitutional Court for the release of...

Court sets April 18 as next hearing date for Önderoğlu, Fincancı, Nesin

The Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a request to send a case to the Constitutional Court, scheduling April 18, 2018 as...

Turkish court rules Cumhuriyet daily journalists to remain in jail

An İstanbul court on Monday ruled that several Cumhuriyet daily journalists who were arrested on Nov. 12, 2016 on terror charges will remain in...

Court gives pro-Kurdish news editor suspended sentence on terrorism charges

Pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency editor Mehmet Ali Ertaş was handed down a 15-month suspended sentence on terrorism charges on Friday, according to local media. A Diyarbakir...

Spokesperson: EU closely following trials of journalists in Turkey

A spokesperson for the European Union said the bloc is following the trials of journalists in Turkey very closely when asked to comment on...

Journalist Kayar detained in police raid in Diyarbakır

Freelance journalist Sertaç Kayar was detained during a police raid on his home in Diyarbakır province on Tuesday, Gazete Duvar reported. According to the report...

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