Erdogan’s war on critical media heats up ahead of Turkish election

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A veteran US journalist and author said on Wednesday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had blocked his honorary citizenship and declared him an enemy of the state, as the Turkish leader’s war on critical media intensifies ahead of a June election. In what opponents see as part of a campaign to muzzle dissent, Erdoğan has berated news outlets including The New […]

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What went wrong in Turkey?

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by Mustafa Akyol – About a decade ago, Turkey was widely seen as the shining star of the Muslim world – an increasingly liberal democracy and a booming economy led by a cadre of reformist Islamists united under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). Today, the same party is still in power, but there is little left shining about Turkey. […]

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Turkish intellectuals warn social tensions rising, urge government to provide election security

Turkish intellectuals warn

A group of intellectuals, academics and artists have issued an emergency declaration calling on both the president and prime minister to refrain from hate speech and polarizing narrative while ensuring free and fair election campaigning ahead of critical national election on June 7. The declaration — signed by 200 intellectuals — states, “Our country has been ruled for some time […]

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EP: Turkish prosecutor’s move to silence dissident media very worrisome

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The European Parliament’s (EP) Turkey rapporteur, Kati Piri, and another EP member have leveled criticism over a Turkish prosecutor’s recent request to prohibit media outlets critical of the government from using the state’s communications infrastructure, emphasizing that the EP is very concerned over the news coming from Turkey. Ankara public prosecutor Serdar Coşkun, who is responsible for the Bureau for […]

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Samanyolu files complaint against prosecutor seeking to silence dissident media

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Turkey’s Samanyolu Broadcasting Group has filed a complaint with the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) against Prosecutor Serdar Coşkun over his recent controversial bid to silence dissident media outlets. Lawyers Fikret Duran and Bahadır Temiz, representing the Samanyolu Broadcasting Group, have petitioned the HSYK, stating that the prosecutor’s demand to prohibit media outlets critical of the government from […]

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