Turks look to alternative sources as news landscape shrinks

7, June, 2018 / By middle-east-online.com Turkish journalists complain of a lack of pluralism in traditional media, dominated by coverage of President Erdogan. ISTANBUL – It’s not an obvious location for a media organisation. A gritty area dominated by car repair workshops in the backstreets of Istanbul. There’s no sign outside — just a photocopied sheet…

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400 election observers in Turkey for June 24

22 may, 2018 / By ansamed.info Nearly 400 observers will be in Turkey for the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission for the early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24. In addition to a team of experts, the international mission says it has also recommended sending 28 long-term observers for deployment throughout the country and a…

Turkish media bias a concern ahead of elections

22 may, 2018 / By Karwan Faidhi Dri, rudaw.net Turkish media is violating regulations, giving the ruling party astronomically more air time than opposition parties and leaving Kurdish voices off the airwaves entirely. Turkey’s Media Communication and Postal Employees Union (HABER-SEN) recently published figures of how much time state-funded media TRT has given to each…

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called the Turkish government’s seizure of Feza Media Group “unacceptable” and urged Turks to respect media pluralism

8 March 2016 / By Sputnik he Turkish government’s seizure of Feza Media Group was unacceptable as it is contrary to European values, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday. On Friday, a Turkish court ordered Feza Media Group, which includes opposition newspaper Zaman, Today’s Zaman daily and the Cihan news agency, to be placed under the management of government trustees.…

The Turkish top-selling opposition newspaper Zaman, which supports the opposition Gülen movement, will now be published in Germany

8 March 2016 / By NEOLine/GK. Published by NewEurope Editor-in-chief of Zaman Almanya (Zaman Germany), Sueleyman Bag, made clear that the Turkish opposition daily will still be published, even though it was taken over by the Turkish government in Turkey. Bag told Reuters on Monday: “As of today we are printing a version of Zaman…

OSCE Representative condemns police raid against media outlets in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore and ensure media pluralism

29 October 2015 / By Diplomatic Intelligence.eu Police raiding offices of media outlets, detaining journalists, and using tear gas and water cannons, is unacceptable, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said Wednesday. “This morning’s raid by the police on the television channels Kanaltürk and Bugün TV is a clear obstruction of media…

WAN-IFRA calls on Turkish gov’t to respect pluralism in media

2 June 2015 / By Hurriyet Daily News The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) called the Turkish government on May 31 ‘to urgently recognize the importance of plural voices within the media and to provide the conditions for independent sources of information’ as the country is only a week ahead of critical…

Stopping the deterioration of press freedom

4 January 2014 / By Nils Muižnieks New Europe Online While thugs threaten journalists safety, courtrooms are used to muzzle them My Office received an email from prominent Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova. She pleaded for the case of a fellow Azerbaijani journalist sentenced to eight years in prison on trumped up charges. A few hours later,…

EU: Media arrests in Turkey are against European values

19 December, 2014 / By Journal Turkish Weekely News Turkey was criticized by the European Union (EU) over arrestment of media representatives. The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn released a joint statement and said that the raids and arrests are incompatible with the freedom…