(1/6) This Week's Media Crackdown in #Turkey

Criminal investigation launched against journalist @RusenTakva for “inciting the public to hatred and hostility” due to his Twitter post describing ruling alliance as "right-wing and racist".


@RusenTakva @t24comtr (2/6) #FreeTurkeyJournalists

Journalist Seyfettin Uygur, who tried to film a new hospital building foundation which allegedly was not laid despite the televized ceremony in the quake-hit #Hatay province, was attacked and threatened.


@RusenTakva @t24comtr @gazeteduvar (3/6) #FreeTurkeyJournalists

Journalists Ökkeş Sabah and Aydın Akyürek were physically attacked by members of ruling party AKP while covering clashes between party members during a pre-election meeting in the #Gaziantep province.


@RusenTakva @t24comtr @gazeteduvar @gercekgundem (4/6) #FreeTurkeyJournalists

Citizen journalist Lale Duman Akın from @KendineMuhabir YouTube channel was physically & verbally attacked by an individual while conducting a street interview on Turkey's upcoming elections in Üsküdar district of #Istanbul.

@RusenTakva @t24comtr @gazeteduvar @gercekgundem @KendineMuhabir (5/6) #FreeTurkeyJournalists

Access to @cumhuriyetgzt columnist @baristerkoglu's article covering a meeting held by pro-government business network to allegedly prevent oppositional @kilicdarogluk from being presidential candidate has been blocked.

@RusenTakva @t24comtr @gazeteduvar @gercekgundem @KendineMuhabir @cumhuriyetgzt @baristerkoglu @kilicdarogluk (6/6) #FreeTurkeyJournalists

After 9 months and 10 days, an indictment was prepared against 15 Kurdish journalists & 1 media worker arrested on June 16 on terrorism charges in #Diyarbakır. Indictment has not been accepted by the court yet.



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