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Wikipedia applies to Turkey’s Constitutional Court over access ban

Wikipedia applies to Turkey’s Constitutional Court over access ban

Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia on May 9 applied to the Turkish Constitutional Court over a previous ruling to block access to the website in the country, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.

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Turkey marks Int’l Press Freedom Day amid rising concerns for press freedom

Turkey marks Int’l Press Freedom Day amid rising concerns for press freedom

International organizations sent messages of solidarity to jailed Turkish journalists on May 3 International Press Freedom Day, while demanding the journalists be released and that Turkish authorities respect press freedom.

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HDP calls on European bodies over two educators’ hunger strike

HDP calls on European bodies over two educators’ hunger strike

As the hunger strike of two former educators dismissed through state of emergency decrees has reached its 62nd day, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Filiz Kerestecioğlu has sent letters to Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muizniek to raise awareness on the issue.

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Amnesty International projects names of jailed journalists onto Turkish embassy in The Hague

Amnesty International projects names of jailed journalists onto Turkish embassy in The Hague

Amnesty International’s branch in The Netherlands has projected the names of jailed Turkish journalists onto the Turkish embassy building in The Hague, in a move to mark May 3 International Press Freedom Day.

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Court rejects Wikipedia’s appeal over access ban, says freedom of expression can be ‘restricted’ in some cases

Court rejects Wikipedia’s appeal over access ban, says freedom of expression can be ‘restricted’ in some cases

An Ankara court on May 5 rejected an appeal by Wikipedia against a previous ruling to block access to the website

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Impossible to grant access to Wikipedia in Turkey unless judicial decisions are implemented: Watchdog

Impossible to grant access to Wikipedia in Turkey unless judicial decisions are implemented: Watchdog

It is impossible to grant access to the world’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, unless Turkey’s judicial decisions are implemented, the head of the country’s telecommunications watchdog has said

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Humanitarian conditions deteriorating in prisons, says CHP report

Humanitarian conditions deteriorating in prisons, says CHP report

The humanitarian conditions in prisons are deteriorating day by day, a Republican People’s Party (CHP) sub-commission investigating prison conditions has stated after conducting interviews with imprisoned journalist in Istanbul’s Silivri Prison.

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Main opposition CHP report claims journalist was tortured before detention by police

Main opposition CHP report claims journalist was tortured before detention by police

A report written by a delegation from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has stated Ömer Çelik, an arrested editor of Diyarbakır-based news agency DİHA, had been tortured by police forces in his house before being detained.

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