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Media groups have appealed for the immediate release of a French freelance journalist arrested in the southeastern province of Şırnak on terror charges while reporting there.
Seven journalists and executives from daily Cumhuriyet were released from Istanbul’s Silivri prison late on July 28 after a local court ordered their release in the case which they had been tried on terror charges
Imprisoned educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça received medical check-ups in an Ankara hospital on the 140th day of their hunger strikes at the request of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), daily Cumhuriyet reported on July 26.
An Istanbul court on July 28 ordered the release of seven daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives but ruled for the continuation of arrest for another five.
Journalist Ahmet Şık slammed measures taken in the wake of the last year’s failed coup attempt in his first testimony in the case of daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on July 26
Daily Cumhuriyet was among the first to report about the dangers posed by the Fethullah Gülen network in the past, but those reports went unnoticed, daily Cumhuriyet columnist Hikmet Çetinkaya said
The trial of seventeen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went on to its second day on July 25.
A proposal to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within Diyanet, to register and conduct marriages has stirred controversy in Turkey, with many rights organizations as well as CHP and HDP criticizing the issue
Turkey’s Council of State has ruled in a landmark decision that the state should cover the electric expenses of “cemevis,” Alevi houses of worships that are not officially recognized by the state