turkey freedom of press

Turkey’s Crackdown on Free Press

For two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, Turkey jailed more journalists than Russia and China. Read more on the issue by Aysegul Sert http://owl.li/ZtbFY Social Streams

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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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