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Jailed journalist Baransu sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

Investigative journalist Mehmet Baransu, who has been behind bars since March 2015, has been handed down a prison sentence of 19 years, six months...

Signature campaign launched for release of jailed journalist suffering from cancer

A signature campaign has been launched on the change.org website demanding the release of journalist Mevlüt Öztaş, who was diagnosed with cancer while in...

Turkish journalist with heart condition returned to prison after testing positive for COVID-19

Çetin Çiftçi, a journalist incarcerated in Ankara’s Sincan Prison, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and was sent back to the prison on May 27...

Jailed journalist with cancer losing hope after higher court upholds conviction

A jailed Turkish journalist diagnosed with cancer has been losing hope to survive, according to his daughter, after a regional appeals court upheld his...

Opposition deputy calls for release of jailed journalist diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

A jailed Turkish journalist was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, an opposition deputy reported, calling on the government to release him for proper treatment amid the...

‘Not just coronavirus but injustice also kills,’ jailed journalist says

Büşra Erdal, a jailed journalist struggling with a judicial system that has deteriorated since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, said in a recent letter...

Son of jailed journalist Ünal detained over Gülen links

Müçteba Enes Ünal, the son of journalist Mustafa Ünal, who was among the dozens of journalists jailed in the aftermath of a failed coup in 2016,...

[UPDATE] Former prosecutor detained again 1 day after release from prison

Gültekin Avcı, a former Turkish prosecutor and TV pundit, was detained on Saturday due to an appeal from a prosecutor, one day after being...

Jailed journalist Türköne says he is hopeful Turkey will restore rule of law

Journalist and political scientist Professor Mümtaz’er Türköne, who is among the dozens of journalists critical of the government arrested in the aftermath of a failed coup...

Kurdish artist, journalist granted Index on Censorship’s arts award

The London-based Index on Censorship, a campaigning publishing organization for freedom of expression, has given this year’s Freedom of Expression Arts Award to Kurdish painter and journalist...

Veteran Turkish journalist sentenced for disclosing classified military documents

Seventy-four-year-old Turkish journalist Nazlı Ilıcak, who has been behind bars since a 2016 failed coup attempt and who has already received an aggravated life...

Jailed journalist: Even scenic photos are censored in Turkish prisons

Mehmet Güleş, one of hundreds of journalists behind bars in Turkey, complained in a letter about the restriction of rights in prison, saying that...

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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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