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Germany says press freedom non-negotiable in talks with Turkey

Germany says press freedom non-negotiable in talks with Turkey

Press freedom is non-negotiable for Germany in its talks with Turkey, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on March 30

Comment(s)3/30/2016

Press freedom in Turkey confined to court corridors: Hürriyet editor-in-chief

Press freedom in Turkey confined to court corridors: Hürriyet editor-in-chief

Freedom of the press in Turkey has been confined to court corridors in 2016, said Sedat Ergin, the editor-in chief of daily Hürriyet

Comment(s)3/25/2016

EU defends diplomats observing Dündar-Gül trial against Turkish reactions

EU defends diplomats observing Dündar-Gül trial against Turkish reactions

An EU spokesperson has defended diplomats who attended the first hearing of the controversial trial of two prominent journalists in Turkey, stressing that such monitoring is part of their regular work in the country

Comment(s)3/29/2016

IPI calls on Turkish authorities to respect press freedom

IPI calls on Turkish authorities to respect press freedom

The members of the International Press Institute (IPI) have called on Turkey to end an “escalating crackdown on independent media”

Comment(s)3/22/2016

Turkish pop star supports academics under government fire

Turkish pop star supports academics under government fire

Iconic Turkish pop star Sezen Aksu has called for the release of three jailed academics who were arrested by an Istanbul court on March 15 for “making terrorism propaganda” when they read out a much debated petition that angered the government and President Erdoğan

Comment(s)3/28/2016

Council of Europe says detention of Turkish academics ‘unacceptable’

Council of Europe says detention of Turkish academics ‘unacceptable’

The Council of Europe has expressed “great concern” over the arrest of three academics on charges of “supporting terror,” calling it an “unacceptable” move that will raise questions of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights

Comment(s)3/18/2016

Turkey's Erdoğan slams foreign envoys for attending journalists' trial

Turkey's Erdoğan slams foreign envoys for attending journalists' trial

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has severely criticized a group of Western diplomats who attended the trial of Cumhuriyet's Can Dündar and Erdem Gül on March 25

Comment(s)3/26/2016

Gezi victim Elvan commemorated on second anniversary of his death

Gezi victim Elvan commemorated on second anniversary of his death

Berkin Elvan, a young boy who was shot with a tear gas canister during the Gezi Park incidents in 2013 and died some nine months later, was commemorated on March 11, the second anniversary of his death

Comment(s)3/11/2016

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