A lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said jailed writers in Turkey should be tried without arrest.
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 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
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.