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Deniz Yücel, reporter from Germany’s Die Welt, arrested in Turkey

Deniz Yücel, reporter from Germany’s Die Welt, arrested in Turkey

The Turkish authorities on Feb. 27 arrested a correspondent from German newspaper Die Welt on charges of “propaganda in support of a terrorist organization” and “inciting the public to violence.”

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Situation in Turkey worsening on every visit: European Parliament rapporteur Piri

Situation in Turkey worsening on every visit: European Parliament rapporteur Piri

The situation in Turkey is worsening on every visit, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said Feb. 22 during a visit to daily Cumhuriyet with other EU parliamentarians Elisabetta Pietrobon, Mariska Heijs and Jörgen Siil.

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International press organizations call for release of jailed journalists in Turkey

International press organizations call for release of jailed journalists in Turkey

International press organizations have called for the release of jailed journalists in Turkey in a meeting they held at the Turkish Journalists’ Association’s (TGC) headquarters in Istanbul’s Çağlayan district.

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Amnesty report reveals sharp deterioration in freedom of speech in Turkey in 2016

Amnesty report reveals sharp deterioration in freedom of speech in Turkey in 2016

The state of freedom of expression in Turkey has deteriorated sharply over the past year, particularly since the state of emergency declared after the failed July 2016 coup attempt

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Hürriyet responds to ‘unlimited slander’ in defense of top story

Hürriyet responds to ‘unlimited slander’ in defense of top story

Daily Hürriyet has released a statement regarding its lead story on Feb. 25 about the Turkish Armed Forces’ answers to various criticisms, responding to a wave of “unlimited slander” against its journalism immediately after the story was published

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Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer’s film not screened at festival in latest censorship row

Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer’s film not screened at festival in latest censorship row

A 22-minute short film starring famous Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer is at the center of the latest censorship row in Turkey, after its directors refused to cut parts of it in line with the demands of the authorities.

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Jailed journalist Kadri Gürsel nominated UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Prize

Jailed journalist Kadri Gürsel nominated UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Prize

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has nominated prominent Turkish journalist Kadri Gürsel, who has been in jail for 116 days, for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

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66 courses left without academics at Ankara University after latest expulsions

66 courses left without academics at Ankara University after latest expulsions

At least 66 courses have been left without academics and 38 undergraduate theses and 89 postgraduate theses have been left without advisers at Ankara University’s Faculty of Language, History and Geography after the government’s latest expulsions.

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