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Syrian journalist Naji Jerf shot dead in Gaziantep, Turkey

December 27, 2015 2:03 PM ET

New York, December 27, 2015--Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the independent monthly Hentah and the maker of documentary films on the militant group Islamic State, was shot and killed in broad daylight today by unknown assailants with a silenced pistol in front of a building that houses Syrian opposition news outlets...

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Turkey press crackdown continues with arrests of three pro-Kurdish journalists

December 22, 2015 3:04 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkey to end its crackdown on the press. Since the release of CPJ's annual prison census, three journalists working for pro-Kurdish outlets have been arrested in Turkey on terror accusations, according to news reports....

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Turkey arrests two Cumhuriyet journalists over weapons claims

December 1, 2015 12:45 PM ET

On November 26, 2015, an Istanbul court ordered Can Dündar, chief editor of the independent daily Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the daily's Ankara bureau chief, to be held in pre-trial detention on charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist group, according to reports. The journalists' arrests are connected to reports...

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In Turkey, two journalists accused of creating terrorist propaganda with social media posts

November 18, 2015 6:17 PM ET

Istanbul, November 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests of two reporters from pro-Kurdish news agencies on Friday. Idris Yılmaz, of Dicle News Agency, and Vildan Atmaca, of the women's news agency JİNHA, were detained in the Erciş district of Van, a city in eastern Turkey, according to...

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Two editors at critical magazine Nokta arrested in Turkey for election coverage

November 4, 2015 5:41 PM ET

Istanbul, November 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of two editors in Istanbul Monday and calls on authorities to immediately release them. Cevheri Güven and Murat Çapan, of the privately owned weekly magazine Nokta, were arrested in their newsroom over a front-page cover on the results of...

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CPJ calls for investigation into murder of Syrian journalists in Turkey

October 30, 2015 10:38 AM ET

New York, October 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Turkish authorities to investigate and bring to justice the murderers of two Syrian journalists found slain in an apartment in the city of Urfa in southeastern Turkey today. Ibrahim Abd al-Qader worked as the executive director and Fares...

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CPJ condemns Turkish raids, takeover of critical Koza İpek news outlets

October 28, 2015 6:11 PM ET

Istanbul, October 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns this week's raids on several pro-opposition media outlets belonging to the Koza İpek Group. Police broke into the company's building in Istanbul today and shut down live television broadcasts, two days after a Turkish court ordered the trustees of the...

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CPJ newsletter: October 2015

October 28, 2015 11:33 AM ET

CPJ advocacy vital in release of imprisoned journalists in Ethiopia...

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CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Turkish editor

October 14, 2015 2:27 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of Bülent Keneş, editor-in-chief of the English-language daily Today's Zaman, who was arrested on Friday on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter. The daily reported today that the İstanbul 7th Penal Court...

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CPJ condemns Bülent Keneş's arrest in Turkey

October 9, 2015 6:13 PM ET

New York, October 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces today's arrest in Istanbul of Bülent Keneş, the editor-in-chief of the English-language daily newspaper Today's Zaman. Keneş was taken from his office by police after İstanbul 5th Penal Judge of Peace Cevdet Özcan issued the warrant for his arrest on...

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