Turkey / 2014

Turkish authorities target media in nationwide crackdown

December 14, 2014 1:07 PM ET

New York, December 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's raids on media outlets in which police detained journalists and media workers on politicized anti-state charges. Among those detained today were Ekrem Dumanlı, editor-in-chief of Zaman, one of Turkey's largest dailies, and Hidayet Karaca, chairman of the Samanyolu Broadcast...

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Letter to Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

November 13, 2014 4:35 PM ET

In a follow up to a Committee to Protect Journalists mission to Turkey in October, which included a meeting with government officials, CPJ sends a follow up letter to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.

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Letter to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

November 13, 2014 4:09 PM ET

In a follow up to a Committee to Protect Journalists mission to Turkey in October, which included a meeting with government officials, CPJ sends a follow up letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Letter to Turkey's Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ

November 13, 2014 3:47 PM ET

In a follow up to a Committee to Protect Journalists mission to Turkey in October, which included a meeting at the Justice Ministry, CPJ sends a follow up letter to Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ.

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Turkey's leaders defend press freedom record but agree to address delegation's concerns

October 3, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Ankara, October 3, 2014--In unprecedented meetings with a joint delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute, senior Turkish government officials defended their country's press freedom record while agreeing to take steps to improve conditions for journalists. The meetings, which included President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime...

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International press freedom delegation to visit Turkey

September 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET

CPJ and IPI to meet with local journalists, media experts, and government officials New York, September 25, 2014 -- A joint delegation of representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute will be in Istanbul and Ankara from September 29 to October 2 to meet with...

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Turkish prime minister publicly chastises Economist correspondent

August 8, 2014 2:23 PM ET

New York, August 8, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by comments made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a journalist on Thursday. At an election rally in southern Turkey, Erdoğan called Amberin Zaman, local correspondent for The Economist, "a shameless militant disguised under the name of a...

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Turkish prime minister sues journalist for insult on Twitter

July 18, 2014 3:46 PM ET

The state-run Anadolu news agency reported on July 10, 2014, that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked the Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office to launch a criminal investigation against Bülent Keneş, editor-in-chief of the English-language daily newspaper Today's Zaman, on charges of "insulting a public official."...

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Turkish journalist on trial for insulting prime minister

July 10, 2014 10:03 AM ET

Erol Özkoray, Turkish journalist and author, appeared in court for the third time on June 18, 2014, on charges of insulting the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his book, The Gezi Phenomenon, according to news reports. The book covered the popular anti-government protests that erupted in Turkey in 2013...

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Journalist temporarily fled Turkey after receiving death threats

July 10, 2014 10:03 AM ET

On June 23, 2014, Hasnian Kazim, a German journalist who covered Turkey for the German magazine Der Spiegel, told the daily Hürriyet that he had temporarily fled the country after receiving online death threats....

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