Last photo before Cumhuriyet journalists are sent to prison… As Turkey remains ranked 157 among 180 countries in press freedom index…

Turkey remains ranked 157 among 180 countries in press freedom index | Ahval Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries ranked by Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) on its 2019… The last photo of the six #Cumhuriyet journalists and employees who were sent back to prison today to serve the remainder of their sentences after … Read more

After a promising Sunday- with rallies etc- Detention warrant issued for 42 journalists including Bülent Mumay and Nazlı Ilıcak #TurkeyCoup

A list of 42 journalists: Abdullah Abdulkadiroğlu, Abdullah Kılıç, Ahmet Dönmez, Ali Akkuş, Arda Akın, Nazlı Ilıcak, Bayram Kaya, Bilal Şahin, Bülent Ceyhan, Bülent Mumay, Bünyamin Köseli, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Cevheri Güven, Cihan Acar, Cuma Ulus, Emre Soncan, Ercan Gün, Erkan Akkuş, Ertuğrul Erbaş, Fatih Akalan, Fatih Yağmur, Habib Güler, Hanım Büşra Erdal, Haşim Söylemez, … Read more

Journalists’ arrest has become a matter of UN… “UN Secretary General: Release Erol Önderoğlu…

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Reporters Without Borders | Secretary General’s Readouts Remarks – United Nations Web Services Section The Secretary-General met on Tuesday 21 June 2016 with Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Secretary-General commended RSF for its courageous and vital work to protect press freedom and freedom of … Read more

Confiscation of Zaman. Another dark moment in AKP’s record…

Eyewitness: Istanbul, Turkey World news: Turkey | by Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Photographs from the Eyewitness seriesPhotographs from the Eyewitness series Turkish police raid critical newspaper BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkish police raid the offices of Zaman, the country’s biggest newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control. Turkey seizes critical Zaman newspaper … Read more

An al-Monitor piece: “How fake news helps AKP propaganda…

  How fake news helps AKP propaganda Al-Monitor Daily Sabah, another passionately pro-government paper, added to its report that US Vice President Joe Biden, who dared to advise the Turkish government on academic freedom during his recent visit to Turkey, voted “yes” in the Senate to have these .. Nobody in jail, under detention due to … Read more

As a rare good news: Turkey released Mohammed Rasool of Vice News after 4 months…

Vice journalist Mohammed Rasool released from prison in Turkey World news: Turkey | by Jasper Jackson Iraqi reporter was detained in August filming clashes between authorities and PKK and charged with aiding terrorists, Vice News journalist released by Turkey BBC News | Europe | World Edition An Iraqi Kurdish journalist is released after 131 days in … Read more

What do you expect from Turkey when a newspaper attacker promoted to be a deputy minister?

Controversial former AKP MP in anti-Hürriyet protesters promoted to deputy minister AKP’s former Istanbul MP Abdurrahim Boynukalın, who delivered a fiery speech addressing hundreds of protesters who attacked daily Hürriyet on Sept. 6, has been appointed deputy minister of youth and sports Boynukalın Partaking in Hürriyet Attack Becomes Deputy Minister Bianet :: English Former AKP MP, Abdurrahim … Read more

VICE News fixer Mohammed Rasool is still in Turkish jail after more than 100 days…

VICE News fixer still in Turkish jail after more than 100 days VICE News journalist and fixer Mohammed Rasool has now been held in a Turkish prison without trial for over 100 days ******** Historic mosque near Tahir Elçi murder scene set on fire A historic mosque near the murder scene of prominent lawyer Tahir Elçi in … Read more

So it seems that Instagram also gave in and censored #Ankara hashtag after the Ankara Bombing

News here in Turkish. BBC Turkish is cited as the news source… *************** 5 Details Leaked from Ankara Massacre Investigation  Bianet :: English According to allegations, attack on the rally was denounced, bombers were informed on highest authorities, they were officially being looked for, the massacre was planned in Kilis bombers were sued due to Al Qaeda … Read more

As citizen journalism collective @dokuz8haber also under pressure “Turkish journalism ‘agonizing under unbearable pressure’

It looks like our citizen journalism collective Dokuz8Haber’s Twitter account wanted to be blocked. So far Twitter did not respond positively to Turkish judiciary…  Turkish journalism ‘agonizing under unbearable pressure’ International Press Institute – Sep 24 Category: Press Releases, Europe, Turkey VIENNA, Sep 24, 2015 – Journalism in Turkey is “agonizing under unbearable pressure”, leading … Read more

A Press Release from Turkey on “Calling Media to the Peace Discourse”

Press Release on calling media to the peace discourse   Both in History and in recent situation in the Middle East and in the Balkans we have seen that the chosen language of war and conflict has left only tragedy and suffering for society to endure. All kinds of media discourse supports the spread of … Read more

A joint declaration titled ‘Nazi Germany 2015’ – A group of intellectuals [including me] launch signature campaign against media suppression

Turkish intellectuals launch signature campaign against media suppression 175 Turkish intellectuals have prepared a joint declaration titled ‘Nazi Germany 2015’ criticizing the government-backed operations against the free press which began with the December 17-25, 2013 corruption probes and have continued on through Tuesday’s raid against İpek Media Holding. On Wednesday 175 prominent Turkish intellectuals, academics, … Read more

Just a day before #TurkeyElections Media under pressure while Turkish gov’t opens new riot police and special operations departments…

Erdoğan’s lawyer demands aggravated life sentence for Turkish journalist over news story 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.” 400 intellectuals show … Read more

Two dailies defy Erdoğan’s threats today. #SorumluBenim

Politics of Uncertainty: Possible Outcomes of Turkey’s Forthcoming Elections Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) June 1, 2015 Ilter Turan & Ahmet K. Han * A week before Turkey’s parliamentary elections, speculation regarding possible outcomes occupies the minds of political leaders and pundits alike. The intricacy of the Turkish electoral system, in particular … Read more

Used and now arrested. A Journalist Mehmet Baransu jailed yesterday…

Turkish journalist arrested over evidence in Balyoz case Journalist Mehmet Baransu was arrested on March 2 after being detained by anti-terror police in Istanbul in an operation over fabricated CDs that were used as evidence in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot case. Journalist Arrested For Submitting Files on Sledgehammer Case Journalist Mehmet Baransu has been arrested … Read more