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Defamation suits and arrests targeting journalists threaten Turkey’s democracy, a special report released March 27 by the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has concluded.
A CoE official has expressed concern over an increase in the number of criminal cases for alleged insults against Erdoğan
Turkey's parliament has approved a key article of the contentious omnibus bill which gives power to the prime minister and other ministers to shut down websites within four hours, just six months after a similar bill was overturned by the Constitutional Court.
Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a 'ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.'
Police officers and one child have been wounded in clashes that erupted during Nevruz celebrations in eastern Turkey.
Five managers of workers’ unions and chambers have been acquitted of charges of inciting the public to take part in illegal meetings and marches for the occasion of International Workers’ Day in 2014.
The foundation has claimed that state institutions issued financial threats against it
Attorney Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey for the lengthy proceedings of a case concerning the explosion of a device found by a group of children which killed one of them and seriously injured two others.
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