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Turkish Pundits' West-Bashing Won't Make 'Drift To Autocracy' Debate Go Away

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Yavuz Baydar

The values of journalism are universal; and only those who abide by them find a common ground in pursuing, and revealing, the truth. The rest is a dirty alliance between propagandists and stenographs of power.

Why Turkey Bans News About Terror Bombings

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

UPDATE: Feb. 17 -- Turkish authorities again rushed out a temporary broadcast ban after a deadly explosion ripped through the capital city of Ankara o...

Turkey Charges Vice News Journalists With Supporting ISIS

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.01.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Two Vice News journalists and their fixer were charged Monday with "engaging in terror activity" on behalf of the Islamic State, or ISIS, ...

Turkish Journalist Accused Of Attempting To Undermine Erdogan's Reputation

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Media

ISTANBUL, June 21 (Reuters) - The Washington correspondent of a major Turkish newspaper said on Sunday he was under investigation for libel and alle...

Turkey Proposes New Law To Tighten Internet Restrictions

Reuters | By Gulsen Solaker and Jonny Hogg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

By Gulsen Solaker and Jonny Hogg ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pressing new legislation allowing ministers to temporarily ban websites an...

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 ...

U.S. Calls On Turkey To Protect Media

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department called on Turkish authorities to protect media freedom and other democratic values in respo...

Turkish Police Raid Media Outlets

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media

(Adds details, background) ISTANBUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Turkish police raided a television station and a newspaper close to U.S.-based...

SHOCKING: Reporter Blasted Away By Water Cannons

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Media

Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina, tweeted these horrifying images of a Turkish reporter getting knocked down by the bla...

Turkey Is Going Back to the Old Days

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It seems that Turkey is confidently on its way to becoming a member of the "freedom league" --- with such players as China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and North Korea, where freedom of speech and human rights are secondary issues.

'Everybody Is Afraid'

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media

* Haberturk editor says media bosses cowed * Outburst follows leaked recordings * Erdogan says media "game" foiled ...

Joshua Hersh

Turkey Approves Harsh New Internet Law | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.07.2014 | Home

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Turkey's Parliament approved a law on Thursday that would grant sweeping new powers to the government to censor and monitor the Int...

Turkey's Independent Media Under Severe Attack

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Yavuz Baydar

When visiting Warsaw at the end of September for an OSCE conference to address the issue of media ownership and transparency in Turkey, I had a distur...

Turkish News Outlets Fined For Covering The Protests

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

A number of TV networks in Turkey have reportedly been punished for their coverage of the Occupy Gezi protests. The protests have rocked the secular M...

Is Turkey's Crippled Media Freedom on Table When Obama Meets Erdoğan?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Home
Yavuz Baydar

Given the importance of Turkey as a critical regional player, its status as the negotiator with the European Union and the reform process which is going on for years, every such move to keep its media in leash only exposes it more as an issue to be addressed decisively.

Turkey Condemned For Crackdown On Press Freedom

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media

* Report condemns anti-press tone at highest level of gov't * Criticises widespread use of pre-trial detention * Gov't s...

Facing Turkey's Past: Struma and 1915

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 11.18.2012 | Home
Yavuz Baydar

The Struma disaster, a hidden episode in the republic's history, is the subject of a new book written by Halit Kakınç, and its preface is written by, yes, Alaton himself.