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Turkey Press Freedom

German Court Rejects Erdogan's Request To Stop Media CEO Repeating Insult

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

BERLIN, May 10 (Reuters) - A German court on Tuesday rejected a request by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for a preliminary injunction preventing th...

Journalists Got Attacked On U.S. Soil For Doing Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

Turkish security guards attempted to remove a reporter from an event even after he was escorted back into the building by event staff. Confrontation...

Elif Shafak: Turkey Is 'Sliding Backwards'

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

Elif Shafak is a Turkish novelist and essayist whose celebrated works include "The Bastard of Istanbul" and "The Architect's Apprentice." The WorldPos...

Turkish Journalists Slam EU For 'Turning A Blind Eye' To Crackdown On Free Press

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- As world leaders convened in Brussels on Monday for a landmark European Union-Turkey summit focused on the migrant crisis, journalists in ...

How to Fix Turkey's Fall From International Favor

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The world wants Turkey to be back on the international trade and regional diplomacy track, but that's only possible if corruption and crackdowns discontinue. The biggest obstacle, at this point, to a lasting and successful Erdogan presidency is Erdogan himself.

Dutch Journalist Accused Of 'Terrorist Propaganda'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor formally accused a Dutch journalist of 'terrorist propaganda' on Monday, and asked she be jailed for ...

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 Journalist Could Go To Prison For Up To Five Years Over Tweet

Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

ISTANBUL (AP) — A local news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five years in prison for a former television presenter who was detain...

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...

'Everybody Is Afraid'

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media

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

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...