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Turkish Journalists Detained After Asking Questions About ISIS

AP | Posted 06.17.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities briefly detained three journalists at the border with Syria for angering the local governor with questions...

Turkey Investigates Journalists Who Reprinted Charlie Hebdo Cover

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Istanbul chief prosecutor's office on Thursday launched an investigation into two journalists who featured Charlie Hebdo's...

Turkish President Defends Raids On Media Outlets

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media

* Erdogan says raids nothing to do with press freedom * EU says the action is counter to European values * Lira touches ...

Has the Turkish Miracle Come to an End?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Mr. Erdoğan's heavy-handed style, his reluctance to tolerate criticism and his tendency to control the legal system has caused a seriously problematic political environment and it's the last thing Turkey needs right now.

Public Diplomacy and Press Freedom

Philip Seib | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Philip Seib

The White House and State Department need to rev up the engine of public diplomacy and make it more central to U.S. foreign policy. Forcefully defending press freedom would be a good way to start. The world will take note.

A Victory For Turkish Journalists

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A media industry group in Turkey says a court has issued an injunction halting the government's decision to bar journalists fr...

Turkey Criticized After Prominent Journalist Fired

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey drew renewed international criticism Friday over its stance on media freedom after a prominent journalist who had criticized ...

The Streets of Istanbul

Glyn Vincent | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Glyn Vincent

The crowd of about 500 people spilled out under the trees along the margins of the amphitheater. Mostly they were young students and activists, some professionals and a smattering of smiling older residents taking in the action.

The Turkish Spring: Lawyers Rounded Up

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Frequent and systematic repression against political and human rights activists in Turkey, particularly lawyers and journalists, has been well documented.

Myths and Facts: 'Imprisoned Journalists' in Turkey

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As Turkey's accession negotiations with the EU enters their seventh year, critical voices with regard to restriction of free speech and application of detentions slowly turn into a chorus.