Halil İbrahim Balta

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 18

October 25, 2018 1:37 PM ET

Court sentences journalists over Özgür Gündem campaignAn Istanbul court on October 24 sentenced three journalists to jail for "insulting the president" in the now shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, the daily Evrensel reported....

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Turkey sentences at least 22 journalists on terrorism-related charges

March 8, 2018 4:42 PM ET

Istanbul, March 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Turkish court's decision today to sentence at least 22 journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges, and called on Turkish authorities to release them without delay....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 5, 2018

February 8, 2018 2:05 PM ET

Journalists detained Istanbul police on February 1 detained Ali Sönmez Kayar, a reporter for the socialist Etkin News Agency (ETHA), according to his employer's tweet. A local court ordered Kayar to be held in custody pending investigation, on February...

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Halil İbrahim Balta

December 12, 2017 4:28 PM ET

Police in Istanbul on July 25, 2016, detained Halil İbrahim Balta--a business reporter for the daily newspaper Yarına Bakış who previously worked with the shuttered daily newspaper Zaman--as part of a sweeping purge of suspected followers of exiled preacher Fethullah...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 2, 2017

April 3, 2017 10:59 AM ET

Cumhuriyet journalists respond to indictment Cumhuriyet journalists Kadri Gürsel and Murat Sabuncu, who were listed in an indictment against the Turkish daily earlier this week, reacted to the accusations presented to the court, online newspaper Demokrat Haber and Cumhuriyet...

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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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