Category: MELİS ALPHAN
He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.
A French journalist held in Turkey for over two weeks has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on May 23.
A court in the southern province of Adana yesterday gave a local journalist a punitive fine and ruled for him to pay compensation to Aydın Doğan, the honorary chairman of Doğan Holding, on insult charges
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The Foreign Ministry’s seasoned diplomats did warn the government prior to the U.S. presidential elections that a possible Trump administration did not promise a rose garden. But some of the advisers and some with access to the presidential palace argued otherwise. They were extremely enthusiastic about the prospects of a White House with Donald Trump.
Ankara must stick to its European Union membership target, explain itself in a better way and pass the reforms in order to be able to attract more foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on May 23.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Everybody agrees that the initial headline written was grossly erroneous. The website manager of the paper noticed the problem in the headline written by a web editor and removed it in 55 seconds.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey celebrated one of its most meaningful national days on May 19, Youth and Sports Day, marking the 98th anniversary of the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk headed from allied-occupied Istanbul to Samsun on the Black Sea coast in 1919.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The person who played one of the most important roles in the defeat of the July 15 coup attempt was a Turkish Air Forces major, who went to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) headquarters to warn that MİT undersecretary Hakan Fidan was to be kidnapped by a group of soldiers at midnight
Some 123 Turkish journalists are fugitives abroad, while 159 of them were in jail as of the end of April, according to a report by the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC)
Journalists staged protests in Istanbul and Ankara to demand the release of daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives and employees on the 200th day of their arrest on May 18.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Ahead of the May 16 White House meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives reported to have written a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, urging him to concentrate more on Turkey’s appalling retreat from fundamental rights, which constitute the backbone of modern democracies.
Germany’s Foreign Ministry has said it has been granted consular access to arrested German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel.
The arrest of daily Cumhuriyet’s chief online editor has triggered criticism from unions and politicians, with many stating that the court ruling is a blow against press freedom and freedom of expression.
A Mexican reporter renowned for coverage of organized crime was killed in the lawless state of Sinaloa and gunmen attacked an executive of a small weekly magazine on May 15, as authorities struggle to contain renewed bloodshed between drug cartels.
In a May 16 meeting with Danish Ambassador to Turkey Svend Olling, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu urged the European Union to open new accession chapters with Turkey regarding the judiciary.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
I first watched them on May 11 as they were performing their art at the entrance to the Arsenale where a number of works are being exhibited or performed at the 57th International Exhibition in Venice, or the Venice Biennale
An Armenian orphanage in Istanbul’s Tuzla district, which was demolished on April 8 to prepare for the construction of a new building, will be rebuilt as a social and cultural facility
Police detained the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet in Istanbul on May 12
Even the pope’s request that arrested German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel be pardoned cannot help him, Turkey’s ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı, said
Imprisoned Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demanding his immediate release, citing a court ruling from three years ago that his rights had been violated, daily Cumhuriyet reported on May 10.
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