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Is this cover for a big lie from Erdogan?

Turkey’s president Recep Tayipp Erdogan called the July 15 coup last year a gift from God and justification and it prompted an unprecedented jailing of  political opponents and members of the Turkish media. Erdogan and his allies have taken the … Continue reading

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Jailed Turkish Journalist Derya Okatan is in the 14th Day of Her Hunger Strike

The unjustly persecuted continues to suffer at the hands of a corrupt and brutal Erdogan regime. Sacthing Purple Musings first posted on Okatan’s hunger strike here. Turkish to English translation: #DeryaOkatan journalistic activities in custody. This is to protest the … Continue reading

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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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REPORT: Jailed Turkish Journalist Derya Okatan in Hunger Strike

From the Tesujin Gazzette: ISTANBUL – Detained six journalists will be kept in custody until January 24. The journalists, who were allowed to see their lawyers, sent a message and said, “Buckle down more to report”. The closed Dicle News … Continue reading

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Turkey Just Released American Wall Street Journal Reporter After Being Jailed For 3 Days

From The Daily Beast: Wall Street Journal reporter held in Turkish detention for nearly three days without any contact with his family or lawyers has been released. National security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was taken from his Istanbul apartment on Tuesday … 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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Erdogan’s Government Even Arrests Lawyers to Keep Them From Defending Journalists

From Abdullah Bozkurt for Turkish Minute: The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint a dismal picture of how the criminal justice system has been turned … 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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