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Court rules to keep Altan, Ilıcak and 3 others in prison during retrial

The İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court on Tuesday ruled for a continuation of the incarceration of five defendants, including veteran journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak,...

Verdict of life in prison for Turkish journalists sparks int’l condemnation

A verdict of aggravated life imprisonment, or life without parole, handed down to three Turkish journalists on Friday on charges of attempting to destroy...

Harms: Yücel’s release overshadowed by cruel verdict against his Turkish colleagues

Rebecca Harms, spokeswoman for foreign affairs and expert on Turkey in the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, on Friday criticized the verdict of...

OSCE, UN representatives: Life sentences for Turkish journalists an attack on freedom of expression

Today’s court decision to imprison journalists for life constitutes an unparalleled level of suppression of dissenting voices in Turkey, Harlem Désir, OSCE representative on...

Altan’s lawyer slams pro-gov’t newspapers over ‘manipulative’ report

Lawyer Ergin Cinmen, who represents jailed journalist and author Ahmet Altan, has criticized four pro-government newspapers, all of which ran stories on Monday showing...

Former Taraf journalists stand trial over Sledgehammer coverage

Journalists from the now-closed Taraf daily appeared in court on Friday over a report published by the newspaper in early 2010 detailing a suspected...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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