Turkey / 2017

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 22

January 23, 2017 11:37 AM ET

Diaspora news website censored before publishing The bilingual German-Turkish news website Özgürüz ("We Are Free"), which is edited by exiled Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar, reported that Turkish authorities had blocked access to the website 12 hours before it published its first story today. The website said it believed ozguruz.org...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 15

January 17, 2017 11:53 AM ET

Newspaper distributor says security officers abducted, beat him Barış Boyraz, a former distributor for the shuttered Kurdish-language daily Azadiya Welat, told the daily newspaper Evrensel that men he believes to be plainclothes police on December 17, 2016, abducted him from the streets of Ankara and beat him....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 8

January 9, 2017 12:27 PM ET

Erdoğan praises Trump for 'beating down' CNN reporter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for "beating down" ("benzetmek") CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Costa in a January 11 press conference, according to media reports and video widely distributed on the internet. Trump refused to...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 1

January 2, 2017 2:54 PM ET

Jailed investigative journalist held in isolation Investigative journalist Ahmet Şık has been kept in isolation in prison and denied basic rights since his arrest last week, according to reports that cited his lawyer. Sık, who was detained December 29 on allegations of spreading terrorist propaganda, was kept at Metris...

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