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News timeline: Attacks on Hürriyet and the aftermath

News timeline: Attacks on Hürriyet and the aftermath

Here is the news chronology following the September 2015 attacks and investigations targeting daily Hürriyet and its journalists.

Comment(s)9/18/2015

Turkish Journalist Association condemns Tivibu’s censorship of TV channels critical of gov’t

Turkish Journalist Association condemns Tivibu’s censorship of TV channels critical of gov’t

The Turkish Journalist Association (TGC) has condemned the cancelation of the airing of a number of TV channels that are critical of the government, including Bugün TV, Samanyolu Haber and Mehtap TV, by Tivibu, an online TV streaming service provided by TTNet

Comment(s)9/28/2015

Journalist denies ‘defaming president’ charge in Istanbul court

Journalist denies ‘defaming president’ charge in Istanbul court

Journalist Hasan Cemal has denied allegations that he “defamed the Turkish president,” during an appearance in an Istanbul court

Comment(s)9/30/2015

Turkey’s key problem now freedom of press instead of torture, judge says

Turkey’s key problem now freedom of press instead of torture, judge says

Turkish judge Işıl Karakaş, who was recently elected as the new vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights, has said Turkey’s image as a country that tolerates “torture” has been replaced with the image of a country that does not protect the freedom of press

Comment(s)9/28/2015

Turkey’s Press Council reacts against detainment of 32 journalists in Turkey’s southeast

Turkey’s Press Council reacts against detainment of 32 journalists in Turkey’s southeast

Turkey’s Press Council has lambasted the detainment of 32 journalists in a building in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, where a news agency and a Kurdish publishing newspaper is located, saying that loutish attitudes towards journalists should be brought to an end

Comment(s)9/29/2015

HDP deputy mistreated in Turkey’s southeast despite immunity

HDP deputy mistreated in Turkey’s southeast despite immunity

A HDP deputy has been mistreated by military personnel in the southeastern province of Şırnak, as she was among a group of five people detained after they formed “human shields” in protest against the ongoing military operations in Şırnak’s mountainous Cudi area.

Comment(s)9/25/2015

Turkish-Armenian journalist set to face off against Ankara mayor

Turkish-Armenian journalist set to face off against Ankara mayor

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hayko Bağdat says Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, who took Bağdat to court for using “Armenian” and “disgusting” to describe Gökçek, is in fact “Armenian,” according to Gökçek’s definition

Comment(s)9/28/2015

Greek minority school in Gökçeada opens after 40-year closure

Greek minority school in Gökçeada opens after 40-year closure

The Greek high school on Turkey’s northwestern island of Gökçeada, which could not open in 2014 as its building was deemed physically unprepared by the Education Ministry, is set to open this year after a 40-year closure.

Comment(s)9/25/2015

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