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 October 15, 2017

October 16, 2017 12:54 PM ET

Editor issued suspended sentence for insulting Turkish president An Istanbul court today sentenced Çağrı Sarı, the responsible news editor for the leftist daily Evrensel, to 11 months and 20 days on charges of insulting the Turkish president, her employer reported. As the responsible news editor, Sarı is held accountable...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 8, 2017

October 10, 2017 12:25 PM ET

Two media workers released from state custody, trial ongoing A Turkish court yesterday released Şirin Çoban and İlker İlkan, two employees of the shuttered Kurdish-language daily Azadiya Welat, from state custody during their first trial hearing, according to the online newspaper Gazete Karınca. The trial is ongoing....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 1, 2017

October 2, 2017 11:32 AM ET

Turkish court banned coverage of alleged police beating incident A local Turkish court yesterday moved to ban news coverage of a story about two policemen allegedly beating a woman on the street in the southern coastal city of Alanya, the online newspaper Diken reported....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 24, 2017

September 25, 2017 10:32 AM ET

Spain releases Turkish journalist arrested on Ankara's request Spanish authorities yesterday released the leftist writer Hamza Yalçın, who they had arrested in August at the request of the Turkish government, according to the daily Evrensel....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 17, 2017

September 18, 2017 12:52 PM ET

Istanbul officials cancel press freedom award ceremony Officials in Istanbul today canceled a press freedom awards ceremony, according to the anti-censorship platform Susma....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 10, 2017

September 11, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Court orders four Cumhuriyet managers and journalists to remain in custody for trial A Turkish court remanded four members of the Cumhuriyet newspaper yesterday who are on trial for terrorism-related charges, according to reports from their employer and Reuters....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 3, 2017

September 6, 2017 12:42 PM ET

Columnist's passport returned Turkish authorities on September 7 returned Aslı Erdoğan, a former advisory board member of the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem and a frequent columnist, her passport, according to the Hürriyet Daily News website, which cites Erdoğan's lawyer....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 27, 2017

August 31, 2017 12:14 PM ET

Turkish authorities confiscate columnist's passport Turkish police confiscated Aslı Erdoğan's passport as the former advisory board member of the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem and frequent columnist was on her way to Germany to accept an award for her work, according to a report yesterday on the online news...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 20, 2017

August 21, 2017 10:46 AM ET

New decree used to shutter three pro-Kurdish outlets The Turkey government shuttered three more pro-Kurdish media outlets yesterday, using a new decree issued under the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed attempted coup last year, the daily Cumhuriyet reported. Decree 693 was used to shutter...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 13, 2017

August 14, 2017 12:10 PM ET

Court jails journalist pending trial for social media activity A court in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province ordered Mehmet Sıddık Damar, a former reporter for the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), jailed pending trial on charges of "propagandizing for a [terrorist] organization" in his social media posts, the news...

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