Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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With press freedom under attack worldwide, US is setting wrong example

May 2, 2017 1:41 PM ET

For decades if not longer, repressive leaders around the world have defended restrictions on freedom of the press by citing examples of Western governments failing to live by their own professed standards....

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CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Turkish editor

October 14, 2015 2:27 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of Bülent Keneş, editor-in-chief of the English-language daily Today's Zaman, who was arrested on Friday on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter....

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Hürriyet journalist assaulted in Istanbul

October 1, 2015 3:56 PM ET

Istanbul, October 1, 2015--A critical Turkish journalist, Ahmet Hakan, was assaulted by four men on Wednesday night in Istanbul, according to news reports. The assault followed two attacks on the independent daily Hürriyet, one of the outlets Hakan works for,...

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In Turkey, VICE News journalist behind bars, freelance journalist detained

September 8, 2015 3:34 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the ongoing detention of a VICE News journalist and the detention on Sunday of a Dutch freelance reporter....

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Turkish authorities raid independent media company

September 2, 2015 4:57 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2015--Turkish police on Tuesday raided the offices of a media group, in what one editor called an attempt to silence opposition media ahead of November parliamentary elections, according to news reports. The move follows terrorism charges...

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Turkish editor given suspended prison term for insulting Erdoğan on Twitter

June 19, 2015 2:13 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a suspended prison term given to the editor of the English-language Turkish daily Today's Zaman on Wednesday on charges of insulting then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a July 2014...

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Erdoğan threatens Cumhuriyet, editor-in-chief over arms smuggling report

June 1, 2015 6:14 PM ET

Istanbul, June 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's legal threats against pro-opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and Can Dündar, its editor-in-chief, whom the president accused of espionage during a live broadcast Sunday night on state-run...

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Finding new ways to censor journalists in Turkey

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The flood was foretold, and seemed inevitable. Even I, with my limited resources as a journalist and media monitor, raised the alarm years ago....

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Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...

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CPJ calls on Turkish government to reverse anti-press measures

February 9, 2015 12:21 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express alarm at a fresh wave of anti-press actions in Turkey and to ask that you use the power of your office to reverse the measures.

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