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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 5, 2019

Journalist sentenced to 10 months in prison An Istanbul court on May 7 sentenced Cansu Pişkin, a reporter for the leftist daily Evrensel, to 10 months in prison for “making a target of a civil servant for terrorist organizations,” the television news website Medyascope reported. The court suspended Pişkin’s sentence barring a repeated offense in…

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens via an interpreter as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference in London on May 15, 2018. During the press conference Erdogan said that Turkey's jailed journalists are not, in fact, journalists, according to reports. (AFP/Matt Dunham)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 14, 2018

Journalists imprisoned Turkish authorities in the western province of Edirne on May 11 transferred Kemal Sancılı, the publisher of the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, to Istanbul’s Silivri Prison, two days after he was detained on suspicion of terrorism-related activities, according to a report from the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya Agency. —

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A woman takes pictures with her cellphone as a ferry approaches Besiktas pier in Istanbul, Turkey on March 27, 2018. Turkish authorities continue to crackdown on the country's press. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 7, 2018

Journalists arrested On May 3, authorities in the southern city of Mersin transferred İsmail Çoban, former news editor for the shuttered Kurdish language daily Azadiya Welat, to the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, where he will remain in custody pending trial, according to reports.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference with European officials on March 26, 2018. An Istanbul court on March 29 acquitted Ahmet Altan of insulting Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdoğan in a 2012 column in the now-shuttered daily Taraf, according to reports.(AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 26, 2018

Pro-Kurdish newspaper seized A government-affiliated insurer and fund manager took over one of Turkey’s last remaining pro-Kurdish dailies, Özgürlükçü Düşünce, on March 28, and Istanbul police detained at least 27 of its staff members, according to news reports.

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Turkish police special forces stand guard in Azaz, Syria on January 24, 2018. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım asked journalists to frame Turkey's military incursions into northern Syria as an operation to protect the civilian population from terrorists, according to the online newspaper Odaty. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 22, 2018

Journalists jailed Istanbul authorities on January 18 ordered Veli Haydar Güleç, the former board member for the shuttered TV10, and Veli Büyükşahin, a former TV10 chairperson and current columnist for the online newspaper Artı Gerçek, to be held in pre-trial detention, Artı Gerçek reported.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to French President Emmanuel Macron during a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on January 5, 2018. Erdogan is in Paris for talks with Macron amid protests over press freedom and the deteriorating state of human rights in Turkey. (Pool via AP/Yasin Bulbul)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 8, 2018

Court rules journalists should be released, but they remain in custody Turkey’s Constitutional Court on January 11 ruled that local courts should release from pre-trial detention Şahin Alpay, a former columnist for the shuttered daily Zaman, and Mehmet Altan, a former host for the shuttered Can Erzincan TV and columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür…

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