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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due to an “unprecedented purge” under the state of emergency
A story that was published on daily Hürriyet’s first page on Feb. 25 with the headline “Seven Answers to Seven Criticisms” was penned based completely on an institutional “briefing” by the Turkish General Staff upon questions from the daily’s Ankara representative, Hande Fırat
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
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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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.