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Turkish journalist Sinan Aygül sentenced to 10 months in prison under new disinformation law

Tatvan, Turkey, February 28, 2023 – A court in Turkey on Tuesday, February 28, sentenced journalist Sinan Aygül to 10 months in prison for allegedly spreading disinformation, according to news reports. Aygül is the first journalist prosecuted under Turkey’s new disinformation amendment, passed in October 2022, that CPJ has documented. He remains free pending an…

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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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