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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 14, 2017

May 15, 2017 12:25 PM ET

Police search homes of opposition newspaper owner, staff Police searched the homes of the owner and three employees of the daily newspaper Sözcü, one of the last remaining large media outlets that opposes the government, the newspaper reported today....

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Willing Accomplice

April 25, 2017 8:11 AM ET

Collusion by the Turkish media compounds the country's crisis By Andrew Finkel Turkey's bloody, failed military coup on July 15, 2016, and the ruthless crackdown that followed are testament to the country's escalating crisis of democracy. Though the crisis had...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 26, 2017

March 27, 2017 10:23 AM ET

Istanbul court orders release, pending trial, of at least 19 journalists Istanbul's 25th Court for Serious Crimes today ordered the release, pending trial, of at least 19 journalists imprisoned in direct relation for their work following the July 2016...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 19, 2017

March 20, 2017 9:37 AM ET

Security forces detain reporter in southeastern Turkey Security forces in the southeastern province of Mardin today detained Dihaber reporter Murat Verim, the news agency reported. Dihaber said the arrest was part of an ongoing terrorism investigation....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 12

March 14, 2017 12:41 PM ET

Editor sentenced to nine years in prison The 7th Court for Serious Crimes in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakır yesterday sentenced Aydın Atar, former news editor for the shuttered Kurdish-language daily newspaper Azadiya Welat, to nine years, four...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 5

March 6, 2017 10:17 AM ET

Erdoğan says jailed Die Welt correspondent 'German agent,' Kurdish separatist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 3 said that Deniz Yücel, the Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt and a dual citizen of Germany and Turkey...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 12

February 14, 2017 10:31 AM ET

Publisher closes magazine for cartoon lampooning Moses The publisher of the cartoon magazine GırGır announced today that he was closing down the magazine after its publication of a cartoon depicting Moses irritating his followers wandering in the desert by...

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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...

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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...

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