Barış Terkoğlu

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Turkish court sentences journalist Barış Terkoğlu to 2 years under terror law 

Istanbul, May 2, 2024 — Turkish authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Barış Terkoğlu after he was sentenced to two years on terrorism-related charges and review the related legislation to prevent retaliatory prosecution against journalists for their critical reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. The 13th Istanbul Court of Serious Crimes…

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An Istanbul court is seen on September 18, 2019. Turkish authorities recently arrested journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Hülya Kılınç. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Turkey detains 2 Odatv journalists for naming intelligence officer killed in Libya

Istanbul, March 4, 2020 — Turkish authorities should immediately release journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Hülya Kılınç and drop any charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The silhouette of Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul, pictured during sunset in December 2018. A left-wing news site has received a series of threats, including published remarks by a civil servant Islamic scholar. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

CPJ calls on Turkey to ensure Odatv’s safety after series of threats

Istanbul, January 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to ensure the safety of journalists working for the news website Odatv amid a series of threats directed at the outlet, including published remarks by a civil servant Islamic scholar.

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Opposition politicians and press freedom advocates call for the release of journalists jailed in Turkey in an April 9, 2017, protest in Istanbul. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 9, 2017

Erdoğan vows jailed Die Welt correspondent will never return to Germany Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last night vowed that Die Welt Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel, a dual citizen of Germany and Turkey would never be allowed to return to Germany so long as he was president, the online newspaper Diken reported.

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Protesters mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink in Istanbul January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Turkey, jailer of journalists, hedges bets on democracy

More reporters are jailed in Turkey than in any other country in the world. According to CPJ’s recent survey, at least 61 are imprisoned directly for their work, representing the second biggest media crackdown in the 27 years we have been documenting such records. (Only Turkey itself has rivaled the extent of this crackdown, when…

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