Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office sent a written notice to satellite broadcasting (Türksat) and demand İMC TV's frequency is suspended with the claim that it makes propaganda for terrorist organizations. News Coordinator Faruk Eren said, “This is what happened, while we are rejoicing the release of Gül and Dündar. The situation of the freedom of press and expression in Turkey is miserable.”
After Constitutional Court's decision of violation of right, 14th High Penal Court made a release decision. Journalists Erdem Gül and Can Dündar were released last night.
Yetvart Danzikyan went to Diyarbakir for “News Watch” and reported from there.
Vicken Cheterian will write articles for Agos every other week about the political conditions of the countries in Middle East, North Africa and former Soviet republics.
Cumhuriyet newspaper staff and writers have published a declaration in reaction to President Tayyip Erdoğan’s words, “This newspaper too is now part of the spying scheme. The person who wrote this report will pay dearly for it, he won’t get away with it so easily,” targeting their Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar after their newspaper published a report on a delivery of Syria-bound arms in MİT [National Intelligence Service] trucks.
According to the ‘Freedom of the Press 2015’ report published by the US-based watchdog Freedom House, Turkey retained its place in the ‘not-free’ category. Turkey’s negative score increased to 65, placing it in 142nd place among 199 countries. The global situation in terms of press freedom is also deteriorating for the media.
Today’s issues of the daily Cumhuriyet and Özgür Gündem newspapers have been published with Armenian headlines .
Journalist Frederike Geerdink, who was accused of “propaganda for a terrorist organization” has been acquitted in the second hearing of the case.
Access to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been banned across Turkey in the most comprehensive access blockage on social networks so far.
We bid farewell to Sarkis Seropyan. His life of 80 years became more visible during his funeral ceremony, as tens of his friends accompanied Baron Seropyan on his final journey.