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Turkish journalist beaten as pre-election tensions rise

Turkey’s worrying press freedom atmosphere took a disturbing turn for the worse this morning as a series of increasingly troubling incidents targeting journalists and media in the last 30 days culminated in the brutal beating of a newspaper columnist outside his home. Hürriyet newspaper columnist Ahmet Hakan and his bodyguard were attacked shortly after midnight […]

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Interview: Editor of Turkey’s Nokta magazine discusses police raid over Erdogan cover photo

Turkish authorities on Monday raided the offices of the magazine Nokta and seized copies of the publication’s 18th issue, which featured a mocked-up photo of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the cover.

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Mobs again attack Turkish media outlets

Turkish authorities must take steps to bring those responsible for attacks on media outlets to justice, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today after mobs converged on the offices of daily newspapers and a broadcaster in a second night of violence this week. Daily Hürriyet was attacked again on Tuesday night by stone-throwing demonstrators protesting […]

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IPI condemns mob attack on Turkish daily, criminal charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) today called on members of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) to condemn yesterday night’s destructive attack on the headquarters of daily newspaper Hürriyet by a crowd of stone-throwing AKP supporters angered by its reporting on a comment by the president. The […]

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