Towards a mafia state: “Referees taken to hostage by football club, released after Erdoğan’s call

Trabzonspor’s officials took four referees hostage for four hours over what they considered an “erroneous decision” during a football match against Gaziantepspor, only to release them after a call from Turkish President Erdoğan

ISTANBUL — As we continued our broadcast in a locked control room of Bugun TV, our eyes continuously checked the glass door

The Nov. 1 election turnout of Turkish nationals living abroad is around 44 percent, Turks Abroad and Related Communities Chair Kudret Bülbül said on Oct. 29, heralding a steady rise in recent elections
Freedom to Journalists Platform has reacted against police violence and Bugün and Kanaltürk broadcast shut following trustee appointment.
President Erdoğan over trustee appointed to Koza İpek Media Group: “It is a juridical process. I believe the jurisdiction will do what is necessary.”
A day after caretakers shut down two television channels belonging to the Koza-İpek Group, control of the dailies Bugün and Millet were taken over on Oct. 29, hours after their printing were halted in the late hours of Oct. 28
Turkish police has been put on alert to capture four suspects, who are members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and have entered Turkey from Syria for a major attack
Former Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç says some television channels, including the state run TRT, have been imposing an ’embargo’ on him for the last two years

Veteran Turkish journalist Çetin Altan dies

Veteran Turkish journalist and author Çetin Altan died on Oct. 22. He was 88

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