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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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American Journalist Says Turkey Bars Him From Re-Entry

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, April 25 – An American reporter living and working in Turkey was barred from re-entering the country and forced to fly home on Monday in the latest incident in which a foreign journalist has been denied entry or accreditation. Freelance correspondent David Lepeska, who wrote for the Guardian, Al Jazeera,

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Germany Says Examining Turkish Request to Prosecute Satirist

BERLIN, April 11 – Germany said on Monday it was examining a formal request made by Turkey for it to prosecute a comedian who recited an obscene poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a satirical show on national television. German prosecutors have already begun investigating Jan Boehmermann, the iconoclastic host of the late-night “Neo

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