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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
U.S. State Department Spokesperson John Kirby has urged Turkey’s government to respect the “independent professional judgment” of journalists
Here is the news chronology following the September 2015 attacks and investigations targeting daily Hürriyet and its journalists.
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
Journalist Hasan Cemal has denied allegations that he “defamed the Turkish president,” during an appearance in an Istanbul court
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
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
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.
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
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.
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