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Turkish Media

Strangling of Turkish Journalism - Televised Live

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 10.30.2015 | Media
Yavuz Baydar

From the early hours on, a large police force, including plainclothes officers, assembled at the gates of the headquarters of Bugün and Kanalturk TV and two dailies -- Bugün and Millet -- which belong to Koza İpek Holding

Turkey's Critical Elections: Sink or Swim

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Yavuz Baydar

More than any other collective choice on politics, the upcoming polls will be a referendum on whether or not the voters will give the go-ahead for a power grab so meticulously, cunningly and daringly designed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the clique that surrounds his office, backed by a largely silent, shrewdly calculating new oligarchy.

Turkish Court Acquits Dutch Journalist Of Terrorism Propaganda Charge

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Media

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) -- A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on Mon...

For Turkish Media, It Is All About Carrots and Sticks

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

Fifteen years ago, the mainstream media in Turkey had worked under the shadow of the ruthless military and hostile judiciary. Little has improved since 1990s, and this time the tyrannical elected government is unchecked to a degree that there is no formidable power that could hold the authorities accountable.

Former Turkish TV Presenter Reportedly Detained Over Tweet

AP | Posted 03.01.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A former television presenter was detained by police on Tuesday for posting a tweet suggesting a cover-up in a government corr...

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 01.14.2015 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Barring Coverage, Assaults and Fear: New Reports Signal SOS for Turkish Media

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 01.09.2015 | Media
Yavuz Baydar

There seems to be no end in the type of news coming from Turkey: all the stories in bits and pieces insisting on a single pattern; of journalism being paralysed, forced by any means necessary to abandon its social role, in the service of the public.

Turkish Media in World Press Freedom Day: 'Not Free' at Last

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media
Yavuz Baydar

After a horrendous year with sackings of editors, columnists and reporters, Turkey is now rated as 'not free' by Freedom House, in its index on 2014.

Blow to Press Freedom in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.06.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad." -Albert Camus The pr...

Turkey's Media Inches Closer to Central Asian Norms

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Here is some of the recent blows to Turkey's already fragile journalism, or whatever remains of it, which does not need much commentary.

Turkish Journalist: I Was Fired Thanks To Prime Minister's Office

Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Journalists and press freedom advocates are raising their voices against the Turkish government in the wake of the anti-government protests currently ...

Turkish Media Slammed For Ignoring Massive Protests

AP | By ELENA BECATOROS and EZGI AKIN | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dense clouds of acrid, choking tear gas may have been blanketing the central square of Turkey's largest city, but it was penguins th...

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...

Iran Aids In Release Of Turkish Reporters Detained In Syria

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media

ISTANBUL (AP) — One Turkish journalist detained in Syria is a devout Muslim who was on a Gaza-bound aid ship targeted in an Israeli raid in 2010, an...

Jailed Journalists In Turkey Released

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.12.2012 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Four Turkish journalists were freed from jail Monday, a year after they were detained in a case that has raised fears for pres...

System of a Down and Eurovision: False Turkish Claim Exposed

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish media regularly reports false stories and makes exaggerated claims. The latest example of misinformation involves System of a Down's supposed appearance on Eurovision.