Mehmet Özdemir

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Turkish court hands heavy sentences to Zaman journalists

July 6, 2018 3:38 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2018--Turkish authorities should drop all charges against six journalists who worked for the now-shuttered Zaman daily newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalists were found guilty today by a court in Istanbul...

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Mehmet Özdemir

December 12, 2017 4:27 PM ET

Turkish authorities issued a warrant for the detention of Mehmet Özdemir, the then 41-year-old managing editor of Yeni Hayat, on July 27, 2016, as part of a sweeping purge of suspected followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen. The Turkish government...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 31

August 1, 2016 11:42 AM ET

Court indicts 12 media workers on terrorism charges An Istanbul court last night indicted 12 journalists on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization -- the Hizmet movement, which the Turkish government classes as a terrorist group...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 24

July 25, 2016 11:37 AM ET

At least 48 journalists detained in one week Police in Turkey detained at least 48 journalists in the past week, according to the independent news website P24 and the Twitter account of Ben Gazeteciyim, a volunteer association of Turkish...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 27

April 1, 2016 9:35 AM ET

Erdoğan, in Washington, says not at war with press; bodyguards insult, harass journalists Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, visiting Washington, on Thursday told the American television station CNN that he and his government were "not at war with the...

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