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Turkey: Another crackdown society, another crackdown on journalism

Since 18 August, people in Turkey took to the streets to protest against the governments decision to dismiss three pro-kurdish Metropolitan Mayors in Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van in the southeast…

Turkey: Whitewashing the police, one sentence at a time

Reporter Seda Taşkın, who works for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, was sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison after the court turned a blind eye to the police and the prosecutor’s dubious use of the law

Cumhuriyet: A press freedom case degenerates into a boardroom takeover

Cumhuriyet’s administration abruptly changed after a court ruling early September. Around 30 journalists and writers (some of whom had been in jail) were either dismissed or resigned in protest of the way the new board took over the newspaper.