Censorship in Turkey

Justice ministry blasts new TV series on women’s prison in letter to media watchdog

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 frees German journalists detained at Turkish border

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.    

Life Imprisonment for 65 Officers from the Turkish Navy

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.

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