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Hürriyet columnist faces up to five years in prison for ‘insulting’ President Erdoğan

Hürriyet columnist faces up to five years in prison for ‘insulting’ President Erdoğan

Daily Hürriyet columnist and former editor-in-chief Ertuğrul Özkök faces up to five years and four months in prison for “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in an opinion piece published on Sept. 3

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Arrest of Turkish journalists over Syria trucks news sparks outrage

Arrest of Turkish journalists over Syria trucks news sparks outrage

Domestic and international press institutions and political figures have condemned the Nov. 26 arrest of daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül for their news report on Syria-bound intelligence trucks

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Arrested journalists Dündar, Gül urge EU not to compromise with Turkey

Arrested journalists Dündar, Gül urge EU not to compromise with Turkey

Two prominent journalists, who were detained Nov. 26 on charges of espionage and assisting a terrorist organization through a news reports , urged the EU not to compromise with Turkey ıver human rights

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Turkey’s science watchdog recalls 50,000 books for possible destruction

Turkey’s science watchdog recalls 50,000 books for possible destruction

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has recalled 50,000 books that it has published in Turkey, vowing to destroy any that do not meet the criteria of “localness and cultural coherence”

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Two journalists arrested for story on intelligence trucks bound for Syria

Two journalists arrested for story on intelligence trucks bound for Syria

Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, were arrested due to stories published about Turkish intelligence trucks bound for Syria in early 2014, on Nov. 26 in Istanbul

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ECHR upholds decision to ban veils for public officials

ECHR upholds decision to ban veils for public officials

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Nov. 26 that not renewing the contract of a hospital social worker because of her refusal to stop wearing the Muslim veil when discharging her duty in France was not a breach of the European Convention of Human Rights with regards to the right to freedom of religion

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US State Department raises concerns over free speech in Turkey

US State Department raises concerns over free speech in Turkey

'We are troubled by the pre-trial arrest yesterday of senior editors of the respected Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet,' the US says

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Turkish journalist faces eight years in jail for ‘insulting Erdoğan’

Turkish journalist faces eight years in jail for ‘insulting Erdoğan’

An Istanbul prosecutor has demanded up to eight years and two months in jail for Today’s Zaman’s editor-in-chief, Bülent Keneş, for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media and in his statements

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