Censorship in Turkey
A German national was arrested in Turkey's southern province of Hatay for "spreading terrorist propaganda on social media," Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 25.
Turkish journalist Erdem Gül has been acquitted of charges of "publishing state secrets," his newspaper Cumhuriyet reported on July 16.
A popular Turkish TV series actor and his fiancée have accused each other of domestic violence, local media outlets reported on June 11.
Turkey's top media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), reviewed the English-language lyrics of pop songs, including Rihanna's, and issued hefty fines after concluding that they were inappropriate, daily Hürriyet columnist Cengiz Semercioğlu reported on June 7.
Turkey's top media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), is set to ban TV commercials for high-calorie foods and drinks that may have potential health risks if consumed excessively.
The Justice Ministry has sent a letter of complaint to the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) regarding the still unaired television series “Avlu” (prison yard in Turkish), stating that the show depicted prison personnel as “torturers” and the prison as a “torture center.”
Greece on March 10 freed two German journalists who had been detained at the border with Turkey for allegedly entering a restricted area, a judicial source stated.Greece on March 10 freed two German journalists who had been detained at the border with Turkey for allegedly entering a restricted area, a judicial source stated.
A Turkish court sentenced 65 Turkish military navy officers to life imprisonment on charges of sympathy for a failed military coup attempt in 2016, the Milliyet newspaper reported.
According to the media, 47 of the convicted will serve their sentences under strict regime and the rest - in prison with a common regime.
Turkish police on March 5 fired tear gas to break up a women’s rights march in Ankara with some 15 protesters reportedly detained.
An Istanbul court sentenced imprisoned journalist Ahmet Altan to five years and 11 months in prison on charges of “making propaganda for a terror organization” and “insulting the president” on Feb. 28.