Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 19, 2017

November 22, 2017 1:02 PM ET

Journalists sentenced An Ankara court on November 22 sentenced Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered daily Zaman, seven years and six months in prison for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization," the online newspaper...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 10, 2017

September 11, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Court orders four Cumhuriyet managers and journalists to remain in custody for trial A Turkish court remanded four members of the Cumhuriyet newspaper yesterday who are on trial for terrorism-related charges, according to reports from their employer and Reuters....

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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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