For the second year running, thousands who gathered in the districts of Beşiktaş and Şişli to march toward Taksim Square ere dispersed with tear gas and water cannons
Journalists in Turkey are freer than journalists living in all of the countries that are listed as ‘free’ in a recent report released by a U.S.-based watchdog, according to Davutoğlu
Hurriyet Daily News
Debate on press freedom in Turkey – or lack there of – continues, with Turkish NGOs and foreign dignitaries slamming Ankara once more as the CHP’s head warns of creeping totalitarianism. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu, however, says the picture couldn’t be better
Bianet :: English
17 people were convicted to a total of 31 years of prison in the first three months of 2014 for insulting Prime Minister Erdoğan. 35 journalists ve 15 publishers are behind bars. YouTube is banned, Twitter is banned and then reopened. At least 40 assaults were made towards mediaworkers and journalists.
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