IFJ representative denied permission to visit journalist Karaca in prison

Hidayet Karaca

The Justice Ministry has rejected a request from a coalition of international journalist organizations to visit imprisoned Turkish journalist Hidayet Karaca at Silivri Prison in İstanbul. Documents published by the private Cihan news agency on Saturday show that a judge turned down an official request from British journalist Barry White to visit Karaca, who has been imprisoned since Dec. 14, […]

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31 detainees released, 12 referred to court for arrest in Konya-based probe

Konya-based probe

Thirty-one people who were detained in simultaneous Konya-based police operations across 19 provinces on Friday as part of an investigation into the so-called “parallel structure” were released over the weekend after questioning while 12 detainees were referred to court for arrest. The “parallel structure/state” is a term coined by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to refer to the faith-based Gülen movement […]

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

Europian Parliament Hizmet

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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