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US ‘discontented’ with media freedoms in Turkey

US ‘discontented’ with media freedoms in Turkey

U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby has expressed dissatisfaction with the state of media freedoms in Turkey, arguing the “worrisome trend” of imposing limits on the media is against the best interests of the country and its people

Comment(s)4/21/2016

Turkey blocks Russia’s Sputnik news website

Turkey blocks Russia’s Sputnik news website

Turkey’s Presidency of Telecommunication and Communication (TİB) has blocked access to Russia’s state news agency website Sputnik, without issuing prior notification, citing “legal consideration” of a law regarding crimes committed through online broadcasts

Comment(s)4/15/2016

Turkey regresses in RSF’s latest press freedom index

Turkey regresses in RSF’s latest press freedom index

The 2016 World Press Freedom Index prepared by RSF saw Turkey decline by over six points compared to last year due to “systematic censoring” of the media

Comment(s)4/20/2016

US human rights report slams Turkey over freedoms, justice system and security

US human rights report slams Turkey over freedoms, justice system and security

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released annually by the U.S. State Department, has provided a snapshot of the deteriorating human rights environment in Turkey

Comment(s)4/14/2016

26 former police officers on trial in Hrant Dink’s murder

26 former police officers on trial in Hrant Dink’s murder

A total of 26 former police officers, including former police chiefs, went on trial on April 19 on charges of negligence in the 2007 assassination of prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink that sent shockwaves around the country

Comment(s)4/19/2016

CoE has ‘grave concerns’ over proportionality, human rights in Turkey’s terror fight

CoE has ‘grave concerns’ over proportionality, human rights in Turkey’s terror fight

Europe’s human rights commissioner has rung alarm bells over human rights abuses during Turkey’s ongoing counter-terrorism operations, particularly in the country’s southeast, while painting a gloomy picture of freedom of expression and judicial independence

Comment(s)4/14/2016

Turkey ranks bottom on child inequality: UNICEF report

Turkey ranks bottom on child inequality: UNICEF report

Turkey ranks bottom out of 41 countries for child inequality in health and life satisfaction, according to a recent study by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) measuring disparities between middle and low-income children

Comment(s)4/15/2016

IPI urges Turkey to act on murder of Syrian journalists

IPI urges Turkey to act on murder of Syrian journalists

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) called on Turkish government on April 14 to step up efforts to halt the murder of Syrian journalists in the country, to bring those responsible to justice, and to take the necessary measures on the issue

Comment(s)4/14/2016

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