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Hürriyet slams ‘media terror’ targeting the newspaper

Hürriyet slams ‘media terror’ targeting the newspaper

In an editorial published on Aug. 1, daily Hürriyet slammed an organized campaign based on lies in the pro-government media trying to link the newspaper to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Comment(s) 8/1/2015

Turkey’s press council says censorship still in place

Turkey’s press council says censorship still in place

Turkey’s Press Council has said censorship is still in place in Turkey, adding the country ranked 149th among 199 countries in press freedom reports, with 21 journalists in jail and a large number of ongoing cases filed against journalists, in a written statement issued to mark the 107th anniversary of Journalists Day

Comment(s) 7/24/2015

Turkish court approves blocking of Kurdish websites

Turkish court approves blocking of Kurdish websites

An Ankara Criminal Court of Peace has approved a decision by the country’s gov't-controlled internet watchdog to block nearly 100 Kurdish and left wing websites on the grounds of making terrorist propaganda

Comment(s) 7/27/2015

Turkish journalist sacked over critical Erdoğan tweet on Suruç bombing

Turkish journalist sacked over critical Erdoğan tweet on Suruç bombing

A prominent Turkish journalist has been sacked over a social media post on the grounds that he anonymously criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the July 20 Suruç bombing

Comment(s) 7/23/2015

Turkey blocks Kurdish websites as Twitter and Facebook slows down

Turkey blocks Kurdish websites as Twitter and Facebook slows down

Turkey has blocked a number of Kurdish and left-wing news websites while many users also experienced difficulty accessing Twitter and Facebook for an unspecified reason on July 25 as Turkish fighter jets continued to bomb the outlawed PKK

Comment(s) 7/25/2015

Turkish court blocks Twitter for hours, issues media ban over bombing

Turkish court blocks Twitter for hours, issues media ban over bombing

A Turkish court blocked Twitter for more than two hours after ordering a publication ban on photos and videos of the deadly bombing in southeastern Turkey in the latest instance of a gag order on the media after major crises.

Comment(s) 7/22/2015

Turkey bans 'peace march' on security, traffic concerns

Turkey bans 'peace march' on security, traffic concerns

Turkish authorities have banned demonstrators from holding a peace march in Istanbul tomorrow, citing concerns about 'provocative action' and 'dense traffic'

Comment(s) 7/25/2015

CHP report lists 65 cases of censorship in Turkey in first half of 2015

CHP report lists 65 cases of censorship in Turkey in first half of 2015

A Republican People’s Party (CHP) report has revealed the plight of culture and arts in Turkey, noting 65 cases of pressure, bans and censorship in the first half of 2015 alone

Comment(s) 7/22/2015

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