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Turkey: emergency has been going on

24/10/2017

122 journalists entered prison in October. Attempting to base the international cooperation on a strategic ground rather than democratic values, Turkey has shut its ears to critics against rights violations committed during the State of Emergency in the wake of July 15, 2016 coup attempt. However, the issue of media freedom has acquired an unprecedented international dimension.
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Turkey: a peace declaration sued for ‘Terrorist Propaganda’

09/10/2017

An indictment has been issued for academics from İstanbul, Galatasaray, Boğaziçi, Mimar Sinan, Nişantaşı and Yeni Yüzyıl Universities who have signed the peace declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”. The academics are being charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and are facing 7,5 years in prison.

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Turkey: prison sentence for a teacher who said “Don’t let children die” on TV

04/10/2017

The court upheld the custodial sentence for teacher Ayşe Çelik, sentenced to 15 months in jail for having said “do not let the children die” live on “Kanal D” television channel. Her participation in the television program "Beyaz Şov" was by phone, and she was referring to civil clashes in southeastern Turkey, occurred in the summer of 2016.

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Third hearing in Cumhuriyet trial begins

26/09/2017

The third hearing in the Cumhuriyet trial has begun. Six of 20 defendants are in detention. The witnesses are being heard.

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Turkey: next hearing in Cumhuriyet Trial on September 25th: #LetsMeetInFreedom

25/09/2017

Ahead of the next hearing on September 25, Leman Humor Magazine and the Journalists Outside Initiative have called on support for the Cumhuriyet trial in which 20 employees of Cumhuriyet daily are standing trial.

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Turkey: Taşgetiren resigns from Star Newspaper after his article wasn’t published

25/09/2017

After his latest article wasn’t published, Ahmet Taşgetiren has announced that he resigned from “Star” daily newspaper. Among the columnists of pro-government “Star”, in this period Taşgetiren was penning pieces criticizing the government.

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Istanbul: Musa Anter Awards ceremony held despite ban

25/09/2017

The 25th “Musa Anter and Free Press Awards” ceremony, which was banned by Beyoğlu sub-Governorship citing the State of Emergency as the reason, has been held at the Human Rights Association. The decision of ban was protested.

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Journalist Ahmet Şık back in Silivri after five years

04/01/2017

Journalist Ahmet Şık was sent to Silivri Prison from Metris Prison two days ago.

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Turkey: balance sheet of state of emergency

07/12/2016

177 media outlets have been closed in total as part of three Statutory Decrees put into effect during the State of Emergency, 11 of them reopened. Balance sheet of unemployment has reached 2,500.

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