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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey on September 8, 2017. An Istanbul court found Çağlar Özbilgin, an editor for the online newspaper Sendika and columnist for leftist newspaper Halkın Sesi, guilty of insulting the Turkish president for referring to the leader as a

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 17, 2017

Istanbul officials cancel press freedom award ceremony Officials in Istanbul today canceled a press freedom awards ceremony, according to the anti-censorship platform Susma.

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A member of the Journalists Union of Turkey TGS holds a sign reading "Enough" in a protest in Istanbul to mark World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2017. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

French journalist jailed in Turkey pending terrorism trial

New York, August 3, 2017–Turkish authorities should immediately release French freelance journalist Loup Bureau, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province yesterday ordered the journalist jailed pending trial on terrorism charges, according to press reports.

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