Özgür Öğret

Özgür Öğret is a Turkish freelance journalist and CPJ’s Turkey representative. He was lead researcher for the 2012 CPJ special report, "Turkey's Press Freedom Crisis."

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 8, 2018

January 11, 2018 3:43 PM ET

Court rules journalists should be released, but they remain in custody Turkey's Constitutional Court on January 11 ruled that local courts should release from pre-trial detention Şahin Alpay, a former columnist for the shuttered daily Zaman, and Mehmet Altan, a former host for the shuttered Can Erzincan TV and...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 1, 2018

January 4, 2018 3:16 PM ET

New decree shutters two more news outlets The Turkish cabinet on December 24 issued a decree that prompted the closure of Akdeniz Gazetesi and Isparta Çınaraltı Gazetesi, two local newspapers in the southwestern province of Isparta, the daily Evrensel reported. Under the decree, the papers were considered threats to...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 11, 2017

December 14, 2017 12:26 PM ET

Media workers released An Istanbul court on December 8 ordered three employees from the advertisement department of the now shuttered daily Zaman--Hüseyin Belli, Onur Kutlu and İsmail Küçük--to be freed pending trial, the English-language news blog Turkish Minute reported. The three are part of a trial that started in...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 3, 2017

December 7, 2017 1:27 PM ET

Journalists released An Istanbul court on December 6 released freelance journalist Tunca Öğreten and daily Birgün accountant Mahir Kanaat, pending the outcome of their trial, the independent news website Bianet reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 26, 2017

November 30, 2017 3:47 PM ET

Journalists prosecuted An Istanbul court on November 25 charged freelance photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan with being member of and making propaganda for a "terrorist organization," the daily Evrensel reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 19, 2017

November 22, 2017 1:02 PM ET

Journalists sentenced An Ankara court on November 22 sentenced Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered daily Zaman, seven years and six months in prison for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization," the online newspaper Diken reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 12, 2017

November 16, 2017 4:28 PM ET

Journalists released A Turkish court on November 9 released from prison Mehmet Çağrı, chief editor for the local radio station Dersim Munzur, during his first trial hearing in the southeastern city of Tunceli, which is also known as by the Kurdish name of Dersim, the daily Evrensel reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 5, 2017

November 9, 2017 5:42 PM ET

Journalists arrested A Turkish court on November 9 arrested Nuh Gönültaş, a columnist for the shuttered daily Bugün, Behram Kılıç, a sports reporter for the now-shuttered daily Zaman, and Mehmet Gündem, who formerly worked for Zaman and pro-government outlets including the state-run broadcaster TRT, according to the English-language news...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 26, 2017

November 2, 2017 1:35 PM ET

Journalists detained: Turkish police on November 1 briefly detained technology journalist Serdar Kuzuloğlu in Istanbul, the daily Hürriyet reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 22, 2017

October 23, 2017 11:15 AM ET

Two journalists held on terror charges An Istanbul court yesterday ordered two journalists from the socialist Etkin News Agency (ETHA) to be jailed pending trial, alongside 10 other people including politicians and lawyers, their employer reported today....

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