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Was Turkish Journalist Ahmet Sik Working on a Piece that Would Cause Upheaval in Erdogan’s Ruling AKP Party?

FreePress, a blog published in Europe, posted comments from a colleague of jailed journalist Ahmet Sik and brought some new details to light. Alican Uluda works with Sik at Cumhuriyet, a daily newspaper the Erdogan government considers an opposition publication. He has … Continue reading

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“They take you and throw you in a hole”

From an AFP story in The Guardian: Asli Erdoğan, one of Turkey’s most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that she could barely believe she was free. The writer has … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Turkish Investigative Journalist Ahmet Sik Officially Arrested for Spreading “Terrorist Organization Propaganda” on Twitter

From Turkish website Son Dakika (Last Minute) translated to English with Google Translate: Journalist Ahmet Şık, who was taken into custody because of the 11 separate tweets and writings he posted on the social sharing site “Twitter”, was referred to … Continue reading

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650 Turkish Journalists to be Investigated for Using Twitter

From Turkish Minute: Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Barış Yarkadaş announced on Thursday that 650 more journalists are to be investigated due to their messages on Twitter. The Ministry of Interior Affairs had stated earlier this week that 10,000 people … Continue reading

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Was a Turkish Journalist Arrested for a Link He Provided in a Tweet?

From the BBC: Police in Istanbul have detained a prominent investigative journalist, Ahmet Sik, in connection with his social media postings. The arrest of Sik, who has been jailed previously, came shortly before writer Asli Erdogan and linguist Necmiye Alpay … Continue reading

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