Turkey

February 1, 2012
Number of imprisoned journalists increases in Turkey
The number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey rose to 105, according to a written statement issued yesterday by the Platform of Solidarity with Imprisoned Journalists.Most lately, Aziz Tekin, the Kurdish-language newspaper Azadiya Welat’s eastern province of Mardin representative, was arrested in Kızıltepe, Mardin in an operation against the Kurdish Communities Union(KCK) alleged urban wing... More...
December 16, 2011
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ANKARA, 15 December 2011 - The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, discussed today with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu media freedom situation in the country, in particular imprisonment of journalists and Internet restrictions. "We discussed media freedom... More...
November 12, 2011
Turkish journalists from DHA news agency Sebahattin Yilmaz and Cem Emir found lifeless
Van, Turkey emergency officials said Saturday that 38 people have died and 26 have been rescued as a result of Wednesday's 5.6 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the earthquake-ravaged region of Van on Saturday as the death toll rises... More...
October 31, 2011
Turkish author's detention stirs NGO anger
The detention of prominent intellectual, author and publisher Ragıp Zarakolu on suspected charges of membership in an illegal organization have prompted a huge reaction from a variety of progressive nongovernmental organizations. Turkey Publishers’ Union, the Contemporary Journalists’ Association (... More...
September 28, 2011
Prosecutor says Ergenekon's Trabzon cell committed Dink murder
A Turkish prosecutor conducting the investigation into the assassination of Turkish- Armenian journalist Hrant Dink said on Monday that the murder was committed by Ergenekon's cell in the Black Sea province of Trabzon. Prosecutor Hikmet Usta announced his opinion as to who masterminded the... More...
September 23, 2011
Turkish president receives freed German journalists
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul received on Sunday German journalists, who were detained in Iran on charges of espionage but who were released after his initiatives. Gul's first meeting in the German capital of Berlin, where he is paying a formal visit, was with Bild newspaper's reporter Marcus... More...
September 16, 2011
Hrant Dink Award goes to Ahmet Altan (Turkey) and Lydia Cacho Ribeiro (Mexico)
The Hrant Dink Foundation bestowed the Hrant Dink Award for the third time Thursday evening in Istanbul. The award — handed out every year on Dink’s birthday, Sept. 15 — is traditionally shared between two people: one, a citizen of Turkey; the other, a foreign national. As noted on the official... More...
September 6, 2011
Hacker gang 'Turkish Security’ hijacks major sites' server
Turkish hackers hijacked several major websites and redirected visitors to a page that claimed it was "World Hackers' Day." Vodafone and The Daily Telegraph were among the companies targeted in the attack, claimed by a group that called itself TurkGuvenligi, which translates as ‘Turkish Security... More...
August 29, 2011
Turkey: "Journalists not Detained because of their Writings"
According to the Ministry of Justice, freedom of expression in Turkey is not being restricted and only 4 out of 63 imprisoned journalists are behind bars because of their writings. Turan Özlu form National Channel who was arrested this week is the 64th journalist in prison. According to a study... More...
August 25, 2011
Turkish Journalists Protest News Agency
The Journalists Union of Turkey, or TGS, protested what it called the increasing pressure, threats and harassment, the changing of working hours and other anti-employee practices at the Anatolia News Agency in a written statement Monday.  During the past week almost 70 people at Anatolia were... More...
July 5, 2011
Turkey: Prosecutor’s Demand for Journalists’ Photos Enrages Associations
Turkish media organizations have decried a prosecutor’s demand that newspapers hand over all images in their possession from the May 31 Hopa incidents or face trial, arguing that journalists are not “state agents.” A journalist’s job is not to share information with the state, the Turkish... More...
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