Turkish Journalists Jailed for Five Years, Hours After Courthouse Attack

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Melih Aslan ISTANBUL, May 6 – Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who

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Turkey: Gagged

Turkey has taken aim at its own press. But they are not taking it lying down By Aysegul Sert Right now Turkey’s global importance as a democratic power is on shaky ground. Any media that are deemed critical of the government are censored. Journalists who object the escalating erosion of civil and human rights and

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Does Not Respect Court Ruling on Journalists

ISTANBUL, Feb 28  – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he did not respect or accept a constitutional court ruling that the detention of two journalists from a leading opposition newspaper had violated their rights. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul were released pending trial on Friday after the

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