Category: YUSUF KANLI
Years ago many journalists, intellectuals and academics faced prosecution for daring to criticize a constitutional text written under the dictate of the five ruling generals that was submitted to a national referendum.
An armed attack was staged on pro-government journalist Cem Küçük’s house in Istanbul’s Güngören district late Feb. 20
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turks call northern Cyprus baby land, a term deriving from motherland.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 15 said voting “no” in the upcoming referendum on the constitutional amendments would not create an environment of chaos, but voting “yes” would pull the country into a “catastrophe.”
The 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival will take place between Feb. 16 and 26 in Istanbul and March 2 and 5 in Ankara and İzmir
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It is hardly surprising to read the statements from the Turkish Presidential Palace regarding a different approach to the Kurdish issue after CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s visit to Ankara.
A total of 13 suspects including journalists and writers appeared before a judge in the ninth hearing of the OdaTV case on Feb. 15, charged with membership of the “Ergenekon” organization.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey is going to a crucial referendum on a constitutional change for a radical shift in its administrative system from a parliamentary to an executive presidential system on April 16.
Famous Hürriyet caricaturist Latif Demirci was awarded with the best caricature award by the Progressive Journalists Association (ÇGD) for his work “Chequered Judge” during an award ceremony on Feb. 13.
Prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal has been convicted on charges of conducting “terror propaganda” due to a 2016 article regarding one of the leading figures of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), receiving a suspended sentence of one year, three months in jail
It was around 2014, at one of the last receptions of Abdullah Gül toward the end of his presidential term at the Çankaya Palace in Ankara, when it was still Turkey’s presidential palace.
Associated Press photographer Burhan Özbilici has won the 2017 World Press Photo competition for his image of a gun-wielding off-duty Turkish police officer standing over the body of Russia’s ambassador Andrei Karlov, whom he had just fatally shot.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that here are no journalists currently under custody in Turkey just for doing their jobs and writing stories.
It has been a painful period for Turkey since the state of emergency was declared on July 20, 2016, but the problem is not unique to this period.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
If you ask what is the luckiest day for a journalist, everyone might have a different answer. For me, it is the enormous chance that I am able to meet a president and a prime minister of a country on the same day.
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
Close your eyes and imagine. You have a beautiful daughter who has been the apple of your eye since she was born.
“They are sacking the same academics who would have been sacked by the post-coup regime if it had succeeded.”
Category: GWYNNE DYER
“Without a proper sense of urgency, we will be eventually defeated, dominated and very likely destroyed,” wrote former Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, in his recent book. “They are dead set on taking us over and drinking our blood.”
From referendum campaigns to objections to TV shows that cast a negative light on women, women’s power is no power if it is only preaching to the converted
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘We Are Arrested: A Journalist’s Notes from a Turkish Prison' by Can Dündar (Biteback, 297 pages, £15)
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