A Turkish third-tier footballer playing in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır faces up to five years in prison for seven social media posts that prosecutors have said constitute “terrorist propaganda.” – Constanze Letsch – Oct 5, 10:00 PM

Kurds believe their harsh treatment by the Turkish state, particularly since July’s failed coup, is being ignored by the outside world

Journalist Hüseyin Aldemir has taken photos reflecting what happened before and after the police raid on İMC TV that was shut down by the Statutory Decree.
A lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said jailed writers in Turkey should be tried without arrest.
Detained on suspicion of “RedHack” membership, 12 suspects have been asked of RedHack’s Twitter accounts in the prosecution questioning. Hacking of Minister Albayrak’s e-mails haven’t been asked. Six people have been released.

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The passports of two journalists have been confiscated by police at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in the latest of a string of previously unannounced measures preventing media workers from traveling overseas.

Passports of Journalists Başlangıç, Yıldırım Rendered Invalid

Passports of journalist Celal Başlangıç and Cumhuriyet daily columnist Ayşe Yıldırım have been rendered invalid. “I have a court order ruling that my passport cannot be rendered invalid”, Başlangıç said

Broadcast of İMC TV Shut Down

İMC TV’s regie room was sealed today during live broadcast. Channel staff protested the sealing with clappings and slogans “Free press cannot be silenced” on the live broadcast.
Özgür Radyo’s terrestrial broadcast has been cut off. Coming to the radio building, police units stormed the building breaking the door. Radio staff have been pounded up and detained.
Representatives of TV and radio channels which were removed from Türksat, Turkey’s top satellite network, as part of a state of emergency decree held a press conference on Oct. 3 in the Turkish Journalists’ Union Office, daily BirGün has reported.
Broadcast of Med Nûçe TV broadcasting in Kurdish and Turkish from Europe was shut down by France-based satellite company Eutelsat at around 11 a.m. today.
A row has reportedly erupted between Nigeria and Turkey over the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is believed to have orchestrated the attempted July 15 failed coup
Some 355,212 military personnel are currently serving in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) following a series of dismissals after the July 15 failed coup attempt, with more than 4,000 purged just in the last month
A total of 35 women were killed in September and 44 others were subjected to sexual violence, according to a report released by the Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu, a women’s rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women.

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