Turkish media

Turkey Orders Detention of 47 More Journalists: Gov’t Official

ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup. “Today’s detentions cover executives and some staff including columnists of (the now defunct) Zaman newspaper, the Gulen

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Dutch Journalist Who Criticized Erdogan Detained in Turkey

By David Dolan and Thomas Escritt ISTANBUL/AMSTERDAM, April 24 – A prominent Dutch journalist has been detained by Turkish police, a Dutch official said on Sunday, a week after she wrote a column published in the Netherlands in which she criticised President Tayyip Erdogan for his clampdown on dissent. Erdogan is known for his intolerance

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Closures and Court Cases Leave Turkey’s Media Increasingly Muzzled

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, April 13 – Metin Yilmaz, editor-in-chief of the Sozcu newspaper, one of the most outspoken critics of the government in the Turkish media, says he is weighing his words more carefully these days. Framed front pages adorn Sozcu’s office walls in testament to its status as a bastion

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European Parliament Head Condemns Erdogan Over German Satire Protest

BERLIN, April 3  – The head of the European Parliament sharply criticized Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday for protesting against a satirical song on German television that mocked the president just as the EU needs Ankara to help solve its migrant crisis. The broadcast and Turkey’s response has morphed into a diplomatic incident with Germany,

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Obama Spoke ‘Behind My Back’ on Press Freedom

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, April 3 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused U.S. counterpart Barack Obama of going behind his back for criticizing Turkey’s press freedom record and linked it to efforts to “divide” Turkey, media reports said on Sunday. Obama said on Friday after meeting Erdogan on the sidelines of a nuclear summit

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Turkish Military Accuses Media of Damaging Morale, Launches Legal Action

ISTANBUL, March 31  – The Turkish military said on Thursday it had launched legal action against unspecified media outlets over reports it said were damaging morale, as Turkey faces an almost unprecedented combination of national security threats. The military also reaffirmed its commitment to democracy. Turkey’s military has a long history of intervening in politics,

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