President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a criminal complaint against a Turkish newspaper and its editor over a critical news report, asking him to be jailed for life. The move came hours after Erdoğan said the journalist would pay a “heavy price.”
Some 400 academics and artists have expressed in a signed statement their support to daily Cumhuriyet and its editor-in-chief, Can Dündar
A journalist for daily Cumhuriyet faces up to four years eight months in prison for “defaming” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Mehmet Baransu, a reporter for the daily Taraf newspaper, and his managing editor, Murat Şevki Çoban, have each gone on trial and are facing up to 52 years in prison for publishing a confidential document about a 2004 National Security Council (MGK) meeting.
Ali İsmail Korkmaz, one of the victims of the Gezi Park protests, was commemorated on the second anniversary of the beating that led to his death in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir on June 2.

President threatens legal action against newspaper and says the journalist would ‘pay a high price’ over arms smuggling report published on its website

Erdogan: Journalist will pay ‘heavy price’
Al-Monitor
On the evening of May 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly threatened journalist Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of daily Cumhuriyet, a secularist paper that is no fan of his. Erdogan was interviewed on TRT, Turkey’s state TV, by three

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government are using all state means to put pressure on the media, the head of Turkey’s main opposition party has said, describing this oppression as having three main legs: The judiciary, the Finance Ministry, and calls to boycott dissident newspapers,
The President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed an individual criminal complaint against journalist, Can Dündar.
Actor Barış Atay has been fined 7.080 Turkish Liras for allegedly insulting former PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over an article published in daily BirGün. No suspension.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s application to the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office to launch a case demanding up to two life terms in prison against prominent journalist Can Dündar is the latest example of pressure on the media which has been on the rise for the last few weeks as the country is just days ahead of June 7 elections
With only few days until the June 7 parliamentary election, the Turkish government has decided to open new departments of riot police and special operations in several provinces.
Three people with mutually antagonistic political backgrounds, captured in a single shot and united in their opposition to the ruling AKP: Here is the story of the photo that came to symbolize the Gezi protests as told by one of its protagonists.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held a grand chamber hearing on June 3 over a case concerning the rejection of a demand made by a number of Turkish Alevis that the state cover the expenses of cemevis, their houses of worship.
Turkey has not fulfilled many of the recommendations in a study by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its bid to acquire nuclear energy, according to a document seen by Hürriyet.
hrw.org – Jun 3 – (Istanbul) – A criminal investigation has been opened against a Turkish newspaper and its editor for reporting on a matter of public interest, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the latest assault on media that challenge the government
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened the editor of a Turkish newspaper that published photos online of ammo-packed trucks reportedly headed for rebels in Syria, saying the editor will “pay a heavy price.”

VIDEO: Turkey press ‘most sensitive issue’

The BBC’s Selin Girit reports on press freedom in Turkey prior to the country’s election.
Doctors went on a nationwide strike for one day on June 1, as the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) announced late last week it was calling all its member doctors to go on a strike to protest the killing of Kamil Furtun, a thoracic surgeon who was shot dead while on duty on May 29 in a public hospital in the Black Sea province of Samsun.

Lost for 21 Years, His Grave’s Dug Now

Detained after his village was burnt, İbrahim Kartay’s grave will be dug after 21 years.
Doctors went on a nationwide strike for one day on June 1, as the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) announced late last week it was calling all its member doctors to go on a strike to protest the killing of Kamil Furtun, a thoracic surgeon who was shot dead while on duty on May 29 in a public hospital in the Black Sea province of Samsun.
Roubini Report, June 2015 Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) & Roubini Global Economics by Maya Senussi, Rachel Ziemba and Jonathan Schanzer * The majority of the analysis on Turkey’s general elections, to be held on June 7, has focused on the domestic political ramifications of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bid to forge a presidential […]
Prosecutors have opened a case into 87 people, including four lawyers, for their participation in an allegedly illegal demonstration on the first anniversary of the Gezi protests in Ankara.

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