A propaganda truck on the Washington DC streets…

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected criticism that he has been “waging a war” against press groups, saying “criticism” should not be confused with “insult and defamation”
Erdoğan Meets Obama

US President Obama and President Erdoğan have come together at the dinner given at the White House following Nuclear Security Summit. The meeting lasted 50 minutes, Anadolu Agency reported.
New press freedom call on Turkey to drop prosecution of journalists

But their trial, to be held in secret, starts today amid a chorus of criticism

The secret trial of Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül begins today, Friday, in Istanbul against growing internal and international criticism.

One of the most authoritative voices on behalf of journalists – the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s representative on media freedom, Dunja Mijatović – has reiterated her concern by calling for the prosecution to be dropped.

National Press Club – Mar 31

National Press Club leaders expressed alarm about reports that security personnel guarding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had physically abused journalists here on Thursday. According to published news reports and multiple tweets from…

foreignpolicy.com – Yochi Dreazen – May 29, 2014, 5:16 PM

By Yochi Dreazen is a Managing Editor for News at Foreign Policy. He is also writer-in-residence at the Center for a New American Security. His book about military suicide was published by Random House’s Crown division in 2014. Prior to joining

brookings.edu – Philippe Le Corre – Mar 30
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security guards tussled with several journalists covering his speech at the Brookings Institution on March 31 in Washington, where he was to attend a nuclear security summit


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Never seen anything like this:a female protester just tackled. DC cops are in the street trying to keep Turkish guards from hurting folks — Yochi Dreazen (@yochidreazen) This Erdogan security detail called me ‘a pkk whore’ For standing in


The United Nations called on April 1 for legal safeguards to be in place before refugees are returned to Turkey under an agreement with the European Union, while warning that conditions in Greece are deteriorating
The Japanese prime minister in office when the Fukushima nuclear disaster took place in March 2011 has said he regrets recommending Japanese nuclear technology to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Shootings by border guards, illegal deportations and desperate conditions are all the result of the EU forcing Turkey to take so many fleeing Syrians

It was beyond sad to read in the Times this week that Turkish border guards have allegedly shot dead Syrians trying to reach safety in Turkey. Sixteen refugees, including three children, have been killed trying to escape the battlegrounds of northern Syria in the past four months, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a frequently cited watchdog.

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