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Turkey not going in right direction in press freedom: US

Turkey not going in right direction in press freedom: US

The United States reiterated its concern over the backsliding state of press freedom in Turkey on World Press Freedom Day on May 3, calling the trend in the country “worrisome.”

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Turkey marks World Press Freedom Day amid rising concerns over liberties

Turkey marks World Press Freedom Day amid rising concerns over liberties

Turkey has silently marked World Press Freedom Day, a day dedicated to defending independent media and paying tribute to journalists who have suffered consequences due to their journalistic activities, amid rising concerns over diminishing editorial freedoms in the country

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Turkish Nobel laureate says charges of insulting president aimed at silencing dissent

Turkish Nobel laureate says charges of insulting president aimed at silencing dissent

Turkey is using the charge of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to intimidate his opponents and silence dissent and European leaders must take a tougher line with Ankara on free speech, Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk said on May 3

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Prosecutor says spying charges ‘unfounded’ in Cumhuriyet journalists’ trial

Prosecutor says spying charges ‘unfounded’ in Cumhuriyet journalists’ trial

Public prosecutor Evliya Çalışkan has said “espionage” charges against daily Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who are on trial for reporting on Turkish intelligence trucks allegedly transporting weapons to rebel groups in Syria, are “unfounded.”

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Council of State rescinds HIV indemnity case

Council of State rescinds HIV indemnity case

The Turkish Council of State has rescinded a local court judgement of 350,000 Turkish Liras in non-pecuniary costs paid to a family after one of its members died of HIV, which he contracted after receiving a blood transfusion from the Turkish Red Crescent

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Turkey’s language body criticized for sexist definition of ‘dirty’

Turkey’s language body criticized for sexist definition of ‘dirty’

The Turkish Language Institute’s (TDK) definition of the word “dirty” has drawn a sharp rebuke in Turkey, with the TDK accused of using a sexist description

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ECHR fines Turkey for violating right to life

ECHR fines Turkey for violating right to life

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found Turkey guilty of violating the right to life of a local politician who was shot dead outside of a café in the Yüreğir district of southern Adana province some 22 years ago

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Action plan against Roma discrimination launched

Action plan against Roma discrimination launched

An action plan to prevent discrimination against Turkey’s Roma citizens came into effect after being published in the Official Gazette on April 30

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