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CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards

CPJ, which is one of the significant promoters and defenders of press freedom and the rights of journalists, recognized world leaders that have significantly harmed the press, undermined norms supporting freedom of the media in their countries and gone beyond to silenced critical voices. Following are the ranking of leaders in five categories:

Most Thin-skinned

Winner: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey

Turkish authorities have repeatedly charged journalists, news outlets, and social media users for insulting Erdoğan, insulting other Turkish leaders, and insulting “Turkishness” in general. Over the course of 2016, the Turkish judicial system handled 46,193 cases of “insulting the president” or “insulting the Turkish nation, the Republic of Turkey, the parliament, the government, or the institutions of the judiciary,” the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet reported in June 2017, citing figures from the Justice Ministry.

Runner-Up: President Donald Trump, United States

In response to media coverage critical of him, Trump has threatened to “open-up” U.S. libel laws, sue news outlets, and subject their broadcast licenses to review. He regularly attacks outlets and individual journalists on Twitter and in speeches, calling them “sad,” “failing,” or “garbage.” Since declaring his presidential candidacy in 2015, Trump has posted about 1,000 tweets critical of the press. CPJ research shows that when public figures and political leaders lob insults at the media, they encourage self-censorship and expose journalists to unnecessary risk.

Most Outrageous Use of Terror Laws Against the Press

Winner: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey

Turkey is the world’s worst jailer of journalists, with at least 73 behind bars when CPJ conducted its most recent prison census on December 1. Every journalist jailed for their work in Turkey is under investigation for, or charged with, anti-state crimes — in most cases for belonging to, aiding, or making propaganda for an alleged terrorist organization.

Runner-Up: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt

Of at least 20 journalists jailed in Egypt at the time of CPJ’s latest prison census, 18 were charged with, or convicted of, anti-state crimes such as aiding or inciting terrorism or belonging to banned groups. In 2017, Sisi’s government passed a new anti-terrorism law that furthered its crackdown on the press by, among other things, enabling authorities to put journalists acquitted of terrorism-related charges on a watch list that restricts their financial and other rights, according to news reports.

Tightest Grip on Media

Winner: President Xi Jinping, China

Beijing, under the increasingly iron grip of Xi, uses a combination of traditional censorship and internet controls to keep the news media in line. China is consistently one of the world’s worst jailers of the press; in 2017 it was the second worst globally, with at least 41 journalists in prison. Most traditional media is controlled by the government, and journalists risk losing their jobs or being banned from traveling if they push the boundaries of censorship directives at their news outlets or in personal blogs. Reporters’ sources and international journalists are also harassed and obstructed. Internet controls include the Great Firewall, human and automated censors, and pressure on technology companies to comply.

Runner-Up: President Vladimir Putin, Russia

Under Putin, independent media has been all but eradicated as journalists experience threats of violence or imprisonment and other types of harassment. His government recently ordered international news outlets including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to register as foreign agents (in response to a parallel move by the U.S.), and blocked their journalists from entering Parliament. Russian authorities have tried with varying success to emulate the Chinese model of internet censorship.

Biggest Backslider in Press Freedom

Winner: State Counselor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar

CPJ listed Myanmar in 2015 as the ninth most censored country worldwide, but after Suu Kyi’s party took power in 2016, the last five journalists in jail were pardoned and hopes for media freedom were high. However, most of the legal structure that has long restricted the press remains in place and journalists continue to be imprisoned. Security officials obstruct and harass journalists trying to cover what the U.N. has termed “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by authorities in the country’s northern Rakhine State. On December 12, two Reuters reporters covering the crisis were arrested on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act and held incommunicado for two weeks before being allowed to see their lawyer and families. Reuters reported that if convicted, the pair could face up to 14 years in prison.

Runner-Up: President Andrzej Duda, Poland

Under Duda, the conservative-nationalist government led by the Law and Justice party has dramatically changed the reputation of Poland, which for decades was a symbol of democracy for its peaceful journey from communism to European Union membership. The independent media was a pillar of that transition. More recently, the government has taken direct control of public media and announced plans to change regulations in a way that would force foreign owners of news outlets to give up their majority stakes, according to news reports. Government offices have canceled subscriptions to pro-opposition news outlets, while state-owned companies redirected advertising money to friendly media, according to U.S. watchdog Freedom House. In December, Poland’s media regulator levied a 1.5 million zloty ($415,000) fine on leading news broadcaster TVN24 in relation to its coverage of protests in parliament in 2016, according to news reports which cited critics as saying the government is trying to warn journalists to self-censor. The government’s parallel moves to reform the judiciary prompted the European Commission in December to take the unprecedented step of launching a process intended to suspend the country’s voting rights in the European Union.

Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom

Winner: President Donald Trump, United States

The United States, with its First Amendment protection for a free press, has long stood as a beacon for independent media around the world. While previous U.S. presidents have each criticized the press to some degree, they have also made public commitments to uphold its essential role in democracy, at home and abroad. Trump, by contrast, has consistently undermined domestic news outlets and declined to publicly raise freedom of the press with repressive leaders such as Xi, Erdoğan, and Sisi. Authorities in China, Syria, and Russia have adopted Trump’s “fake news” epithet, and Erdoğan has applauded at least one of his verbal attacks on journalists. Under Trump’s administration, the Department of Justice has failed to commit to guidelines intended to protect journalists’ sources, and the State Department has proposed to cut funding for international organizations that help buttress international norms in support of free expression. As Trump and other Western powers fail to pressure the world’s most repressive leaders into improving the climate for press freedom, the number of journalists in prison globally is at a record high.

Source: https://cpj.org/blog/2018/01/press-oppressor-awards-trump-fake-news-fakies.php

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Dec 18

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 12/11/2017-12/18/2017

1-“Turkish singer Zuhal Olcay indicted on charges of insulting Erdoğan”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-singer-zuhal-olcay-indicted-on-charges-of-insulting-erdogan/

2-“Detention warrants issued for 79 Finance Ministry staff over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/detention-warrants-issued-for-79-finance-ministry-staff-over-gulen-links/

3-“[VIDEO] Pro-gov’t journalist suggests killing family members of jailed Gülen followers”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/video-pro-govt-journalist-suggests-killing-family-members-of-jailed-gulen-followers/

4-“Turkish interior minister: 55,665 jailed, 234,419 passports revoked over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-interior-minister-55665-jailed-234419-passports-revoked-over-gulen-links/

5-“Kurdish man dies under suspicious circumstances at Turkish police station”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/kurdish-man-dies-under-suspicious-circumstances-at-turkish-police-station/

6-“Pro-Erdoğan businessman offers $780K reward for arrest of Rubin and Fuller”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/07/pro-erdogan-businessman-offers-780k-reward-for-arrest-of-rubin-and-fuller/

7-“PAKURD Chairman Baran refutes Erdoğan: I was tortured for 13 days”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/pakurd-chairman-baran-refutes-erdogan-i-was-tortured-for-13-days/

8-“Detention warrant issued for wife of famous Turkish businessman İpek”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/15/detention-warrant-issued-for-wife-of-famous-turkish-businessman-ipek/

9-“Erdoğan calls on people to show no mercy to Gülen movement”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/16/erdogan-calls-on-people-to-show-no-mercy-to-gulen-movement/

10-“[VIDEO] Pro-Erdoğan columnist: Gülen followers soon won’t be able walk freely in the US”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/16/video-pro-erdogan-columnist-gulen-followers-soon-wont-be-able-walk-freely-in-the-us/

11-“Deputy PM threatens main opposition leader: He will be harmed if he doesn’t give up”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/minister-threatens-main-opposition-leader-he-will-be-harmed-if-he-doesnt-give-up/

12-“Governor bans commemorative events ahead of Maras massacre anniversary”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/governor-bans-commemorative-events-ahead-of-maras-massacre-anniversary/

13-” Prosecutor demands aggravated life sentences for journalists Ilıcak and Altan brothers”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/prosecutor-demands-aggravated-life-sentences-for-journalists-ilicak-and-altan-brothers/

14-“Report: Turkey twists peace declaration into an act of terrorism”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/report-turkey-twists-peace-declaration-into-an-act-of-terrorism/

15-“Top police chief says 22,987 police officers dismissed over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/top-police-chief-says-22987-police-officers-dismissed-over-gulen-links/

16-“Turkish interior minister: 55,665 jailed, 234,419 passports revoked over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-interior-minister-55665-jailed-234419-passports-revoked-over-gulen-links/

17-“Purged civil servant abducted from car in Turkey’s capital, wife says”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/13/purged-civil-servant-abducted-from-car-in-turkeys-capital-wife-says/

18-“Detention warrants issued for 33 more Turkish military members”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/detention-warrants-issued-for-33-more-turkish-military-members/

19-“Erdoğan’s news agency targets journalist covering Atilla case”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/erdogans-news-agency-targets-journalist-covering-atilla-case/

20-“Diyarbakır Bar files criminal complaints against Küçük, Uğur”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/diyarbakir-bar-files-criminal-complaints-against-kucuk-ugur/

21-“Turkey boosting prison capacity to be able to jail 345,000 people in 5 years”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-boosting-prison-capacity-able-jail-345000-people-5-years

22-“8 including children, academics detained while on way to escape to Greece”
https://turkeypurge.com/8-including-children-academics-detained-way-escape-greece

23-“Architect, son given 14 months in jail for insulting Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/architect-son-given-14-months-jail-insulting-erdogan

24-“Newly married Antalya journalist behind bars for 17 months: wife”
https://turkeypurge.com/newly-married-antalya-journalist-behind-bars-17-months-wife

25-“HRW Turkey head says post-coup crackdown aimed at building empire of fear”
https://turkeypurge.com/hrw-turkey-head-says-post-coup-crackdown-aimed-building-empire-fear

26-“39 civilians detained in simultaneous police raids in 8 provinces”
https://turkeypurge.com/39-civilians-detained-simultaneous-police-raids-8-provinces

27-“Gülen-linked teachers, businessman detained in Afghanistan”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulen-linked-turkish-teachers-businessman-detained-afghanistan

28-“Investigation launched against news platform established by jobless journalists”
https://turkeypurge.com/investigation-launched-news-platform-established-jobless-journalists

29-“CPJ: Turkey remains worst jailer of journalists in the world”
https://turkeypurge.com/cpj-turkey-remains-worst-jailer-journalists-world

30-“Gendarmerie detain 13 people aged between 40 to 90 in Kurdish village”
https://turkeypurge.com/gendarmerie-detained-13-people-aged-40-90-kurdish-village

31-“70 including Isparta military entrance processing commander detained on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/70-including-isparta-military-entrance-processing-commander-detained-coup-charges

32-“Osmaniye woman detained while visiting ‘Gülenist’ husband in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/osmaniye-woman-detained-visiting-gulenist-husband-prison

33-” Mother of purge-victim public servant beaten by police for protesting son’s dismissal from service”
https://turkeypurge.com/mother-purge-victim-public-servant-beaten-police-protesting-sons-dismissal-service

34-“4 teachers given prison sentences of up to 10 years over coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/4-teachers-given-prison-sentences-10-years-coup-charges

35-“Ugandan teacher in Turkey’s Diyarbakir detained in post-coup probe”
https://turkeypurge.com/ugandan-teacher-turkeys-diyarbakir-detained-post-coup-probe

36-“DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/diha-reported-sentenced-8-years-9-months-jail

37-“Turkish man in Netherlands sentenced for threatening Erdogan critic”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-man-netherlands-sentenced-threatening-erdogan-critic

38-“Gov’t selling properties of 30 media outlets seized from critics after failed coup”
https://turkeypurge.com/govt-selling-properties-30-media-outlets-seized-critics-failed-coup

39-“Governor bans film festival in Turkey’s Diyarbakir: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/film-festival-diyarbakir-banned-due-post-coup-emergency-rule-report

40-“Afghan officials detain Turkish teachers ‘linked to Gulen’ – report”
https://www.rt.com/newsline/412881-afghanistan-turkish-teachers-gulen/

41-“Turkish teachers linked to Erdogan foe detained in Afghanistan”
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-turkey/turkish-teachers-linked-to-erdogan-foe-detained-in-afghanistan-idUKKBN1E621Z?il=0

42-“Afghanistan’s Intelligence Agency Releases Four Abducted Teachers Of Turkish Schools, Report”
https://stockholmcf.org/afghanistans-intelligence-agancy-releases-four-abducted-teachers-of-turkish-schools/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 12/11/2017-12/18/2017

1-” Yargitay üyesini başkasinin bylock kaydi yüzünden 16 aydir hapiste tutuyorlar”
http://www.tr724.com/yargitay-uyesini-baskasinin-bylock-kaydi-yuzunden-16-aydir-hapiste-tutuyorlar/

2-“Mama ile beslenen kanser-hastasini- iyasi tutuklu diye tedavi etmiyorlar ”
http://www.tr724.com/mama-ile-beslenen-kanser-hastasini-siyasi-tutuklu-diye-tedavi-etmiyorlar/

3-“İşimizi istiyoruz protestosunda, veli saçilik ile 7 kişiye gözalti”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/baski-rejiminin-oldugu-turkiyeden-kacis-h108522.html

4-“Adli tip profesörü korur: işkenceciler yarin yargilanacak, her ihlal kayit altina alinmali”
http://www.tr724.com/adli-tip-profesoru-korur-iskenceciler-yarin-yargilanacak-her-ihlal-kayit-altina-alinmali/

5-“Enver Kiliç ve Zabit kişi’nin de MIT tarafindan kaçirildiği ortaya çikti”
http://www.tr724.com/enver-kilic-zabit-kisinin-de-mit-tarafindan-kacirildigi-ortaya-cikti/

6-” Doç. Dr. Korb: Hitler Almanyasi’nda yapilanlarla Erdoğan rejiminin zulmü çok benzer”
http://www.tr724.com/doc-dr-korb-hitler-almanyasinda-yapilanlarla-erdogan-rejiminin-zulmu-cok-benzer/

7-“Afganistan gizli servisi Türk eğitimciler ile bir işadamini gözaltina aldi”
http://www.tr724.com/afganistanda-turk-egitimcilere-gozalti/

8-“15 Temmuz’dan bu yana: 159 bin 506 gözaltı, 47 bin 523 tutuklama”
http://www.diken.com.tr/15-temmuzdan-bu-yana-159-bin-506-gozalti-47-bin-523-tutuklama/

9-“Şüpheli ölüm: PKK zanlısı için ‘3. kattan atladı, intihar etti’ iddiası”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/supheli-olum-pkk-zanlisi-icin-3-kattan-atladi-intihar-etti-iddiasi/

10-“Açık faşizm dönemindeyiz
http://www.kronos.news/tr/acik-fasizm-donemindeyiz/

11-“‘Diyarbakır sevdalısı’ Ugandalı öğretmen gözaltında”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/kara-mizah-diyarbakir-sevdalisi-ugandali-ogretmen-gozaltinda/

12-” ‘Gülenci’ şantajıyla para alırken suçüstü yakalandı, serbest kaldı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gulenci-santajiyla-para-alirken-sucustu-yakalandi-serbest-kaldi/

13-” Tutuklu eşini ziyarete giden kadın gözaltına alındı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tutuklu-esini-ziyarete-giden-kadin-gozaltina-alindi/

14-“‘Öğretmen Sümeyye Özkurt hapishaneye dönmesin’”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/ogretmen-sumeyye-ozkurt-hapishaneden-hastaneye-donmesin/

15-“Kütahya ve Antalya’da ‘gaybubet evi’ operasyonu: 12 gözaltı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/kutahya-ve-antalyada-gaybubet-evi-operasyonu-12-gozalti/

16-“Boydaklar tutuklu ama ‘mafya’ davasında tutuklu tek sanık da tahliye edildi”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/boydaklar-tutuklu-ama-mafya-davasinda-tutuklu-tek-sanik-da-tahliye-edildi/

17-“‘Gaybubet evleri’ operasyonu: 45 gözaltı daha”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gaybubet-evleri-operasyonu-45-gozalti-daha/

18-” ‘Asfalta yatırıp çıplak arama’ davasının avukatına soruşturma”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/asfalta-yatirip-ciplak-arama-davasinin-avukatina-sorusturma/

19-“İzmir’de ‘OHAL Değil Acil Demokrasi Mitingi’ne OHAL yasağı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/izmirde-ohal-degil-acil-demokrasi-mitingine-ohal-yasagi/

20-“El konulan İpek Holding davasında Nevin İpek için yakalama kararı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/el-konulan-ipek-holding-davasinda-nevin-ipek-icin-yakalama-karari/

21-“Sanık polisin avukatı: Delilleri müvekkilim değil TEM şube karartı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/sanik-polisin-avukati-delilleri-muvekkilim-degil-tem-sube-kararti/

22-“Tutuklulara işkence ve infaz öneren Küçük ve Uğur’a suç duyurusu”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tutuklulara-iskence-ve-infaz-oneren-kucuk-ve-ugura-suc-duyurusu/

23-“Ankara’nın ortasında kaçırılan Ümit Horzum’dan haber alınamıyor”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/ankaranin-ortasinda-kacirilan-umit-horzumdan-haber-alinamiyo/

24-“CPJ: Dünyada hapisteki gazeteci sayısı rekora ulaştı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/cpj-dunyada-hapisteki-gazeteci-sayisi-rekora-ulasti/

25-” Hamileyken tutukladılar doğum yapınca bebeğiyle tekrar zindana koydular”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hamileyken-tutukladilar-dogum-yapinca-bebegiyle-tekrar-zindana-koydular-h109229.html

26-” Tutuklandığından beri aynı pantolonu giyiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tutuklandigindan-beri-ayni-pantolonu-giyiyor-h109212.html

27-“Hakkındaki deliller tutuklandıktan 3 ay sonra oluşturulmuş”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/hakkindaki-deliller-tutuklandiktan-3-ay-sonra-olusturulmus-h109197.html

28-“Tutukluyken ağır ve sistematik darptan öldürüldü ama sorumlusu yok..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tutukluyken-agir-ve-sistematik-darptan-olduruldu-ama-sorumlusu-yok-h109165.html

29-“7 yıl 6 ay ceza alan Fatma Salın’ın hikayesi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/7-yil-6-ay-ceza-alan-fatma-salinin-hikayesi-h109130.html

30-“Ankara’da bir kaçırılma olayı daha!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ankarada-bir-kacirilma-olayi-daha-h108905.html

31-” 24 kişiye 10 kişilik yemek, tek tip kıyafet, hakaret ve tehdit”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/24-kisiye-10-kisilik-yemek-tek-tip-kiyafet-hakaret-ve-tehdit-h108851.html

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Nov. 13

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly | 11/06/2017 – 11/13/2017

1-“1,025 in poor health in Turkish prisons, 357 seriously ill: rights group”
https://turkeypurge.com/1025-turkish-prisons-poor-health-357-seriously-ill-rights-group

2-“‘The threats continue’: Murder of retired couple chills fellow activists in Turkey
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/the-threats-continue-of-retired-couple-chills-fellow-activists-in-turkey?CMP=share_btn_tw

3-“Turkey: Arrest of Civil Society Leader Arbitrary, Punitive”
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/11/02/turkey-arrest-civil-society-leader-arbitrary-punitive

4-“Turkey jails journalists Gündem, Gönültaş and Kılıç”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/08/turkey-jails-journalists-gundem-gonultas-and-kilic/

5-“Detention warrants issued for 88 more military personnel over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/07/detention-warrants-issued-for-88-more-military-personnel-over-gulen-links/

6-“Minister: 2,274 Gülen-linked private educational institutions closed since coup attempt”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/07/minister-2274-gulen-linked-private-educational-institutions-closed-since-coup-attempt/

7-“Erdoğan admits trapping Gülen movement people”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/07/erdogan-admits-trapping-gulen-movement-people/

8-“Kaçmaz family deportation case: LHC seeks record of CAA”
https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/kacmaz-family-deportion-case-lhc-seeks-record-of-caa-record-of-13-14-october/

9-” Court Of Appeals Approves 6-Month Sentence For Turkish Fashion Designer”
https://stockholmcf.org/court-of-appeals-approves-6-month-sentence-for-turkish-fashion-designer/

10-” Turkish Security Forces’ Abandoned Ammunitions Kill 18 Children In Last 20 Months”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-security-forces-abandoned-ammunitions-kill-18-children-in-last-20-months/

11-“Exiled Journalist Reveals Systematic Mass Torture, Abuse Targeting Turkey’s Military Staff”
https://stockholmcf.org/exiled-journalist-reveals-systematic-mass-torture-abuse-targeting-turkeys-military-staff/

12-” Turkey’s Pro-Erdoğan Thugs Launch A Campaign Of Insult Targeting Those Who Have To Live In Exile”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkeys-pro-erdogan-thugs-launch-a-campaign-of-insult-targeting-those-who-have-to-live-in-exile/

13-“Briefly detained teacher blacklisted, denied notary service to sell car”
https://turkeypurge.com/briefly-detained-teacher-blacklisted-denied-notary-service-sell-car

14-“Emotional reunion of son, journalist father after 174 days in Turkish prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/watch-emotional-reunion-son-journalist-father-174-days-turkish-prison

15-“Turkish police detain president of the Progressive Lawyers’ Association”
https://turkeypurge.com/breaking-turkish-police-detain-president-progressive-lawyers-association

16-“WSJ: Turkey proposed $15 million to Flynn, son to abduct Fethullah Gulen”
https://turkeypurge.com/wsj-turkey-proposed-15-mln-flynn-son-abduct-fethullah-gulen

17-“1,059 Turkish nationals claimed asylum in Germany in October”
https://turkeypurge.com/1059-turkish-nationals-claimed-asylum-germany-october

18-“Investigation launched against Erdogan’s long-arm in Sweden: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/investigation-launched-erdogans-long-arm-sweden

19-“Engineering professor, 4 other university personnel under custody”
https://turkeypurge.com/engineering-professor-4-university-personnel-custody

20-“22,000 public servants, families forced to declare social media accounts: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/22000-public-servants-families-forced-declare-social-media-accounts

21-“Two Turkish nationals, abducted from plane in Kazakhstan, returned to Turkey: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/two-turkish-nationals-abducted-plane-kazakhstan-returned-turkey-report

22-” Wives of police chiefs who led 2013 corruption operations detained”
https://turkeypurge.com/wives-police-chiefs-led-2013-corruption-operations-detained

23-“Appeals court upholds journalist Cemal’s sentences”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/10/appeals-court-upholds-journalist-cemals-sentences/

24-“Turkish Court Decides Once Again For Continuation Of Journalist Parıldak’s Imprisonment”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-court-decides-once-again-for-continuation-of-journalist-parildaks-imprisonment/

25-“Turkish PM Yıldırım Takes Anti-Gülen Witch-Hunt To The US”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-pm-yildirim-takes-anti-gulen-witch-hunt-to-the-us/

26-“Jailed German-Turkish reporter sees Turkey drifting toward fascism”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey-journalist/jailed-german-turkish-reporter-sees-turkey-drifting-toward-fascism-idUSKBN1DA2S1

27-“Police assault, detain 10 people commemorating October Revolution in İstanbul”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-assault-detain-10-people-commemorating-october-revolution-istanbul

28-“Jailed coup suspect’s brother arrested as well”
https://turkeypurge.com/jailed-coup-suspects-brother-arrested-well

29-“Turkey issues detention warrant for US academic Barkey”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/11/turkey-issues-detention-warrant-for-us-academic-barkey/

30-“10 detained over social media posts in Ankara”
https://turkeypurge.com/10-detained-social-media-posts-ankara

31-“586 people detained over Gülen links in past week: ministry”
https://turkeypurge.com/586-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-ministry

32-” Turkish lieutenant colonel recants testimony, says drugged and tortured”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/13/turkish-lieutenant-colonel-recants-testimony-says-drugged-and-tortured/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 11/06/2017 – 11/13/2017

1-“Akın Öztürk’ün anlatamadığı işkenceler!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/akin-ozturkun-anlatamadigi-iskenceler-h107045.html

2-“Gaziantep’in en zenginiydiler, şimdi eşinin fakirlik belgesine kaldılar!”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/gaziantepin-en-zenginiydiler-simdi-esinin-fakirlik-belgesine-kaldilar-h107114.html

3-“Kapatılan Selahaddin Eyyübi Üniversitesi çalışanlarına operasyon”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/kapatilan-selahaddin-eyyubi-universitesi-calisanlarina-operasyon-h107093.html

4-“Kaçırılan iki Türk’ün kayıtsız gözaltında tutulduğu ortaya çıktı”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/kacirilan-iki-turkun-kayitsiz-gozaltinda-tutuldugu-ortaya-cikti-h107173.html

5-“İHD Eş Genel Başkanı Türkdoğan gözaltına alındı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/ihd-es-genel-baskani-turkdogan-gozaltina-alindi-h107151.html

6-“Enis Berberoğlu: Tahliyemi talep edebileceğim bir mahkemem bile yok”
http://aktifhaber.com/politika/enis-berberoglu-tahliyemi-talep-edebilecegim-bir-mahkemem-bile-yok-h107161.html

7-“İnşaat İşçisine ‘Bylock’tan 6 Yıl 3 ay hapis!”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/insaat-iscisine-bylocktan-6-yil-3-ay-hapis-h107244.html

8-“WSJ: Türkiye, ‘Gülen’i İmralı’ya kaçırması’ için Flynn’e 15 milyon dolar teklif etti”
http://www.diken.com.tr/wsj-turkiye-guleni-imraliya-kacirmasi-icin-flynne-15-milyon-dolar-teklif-etti/

9-“Hasan Cemal’e ‘silahlı terör örgütünün açıklamalarını yayınladın’ cezası”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/hasan-cemale-silahli-teror-orgutunun-aciklamalarini-yayinladin-cezasi-h107218.html

10-“Cezaevinde öümüne işkence: yüzde 86 özürlü hasta bir ay doktora çıkarılmadı; yoğun bakımda yaşam mücadelesi veriyor!”
http://www.tr724.com/cezaevinde-olumune-iskence-yuzde-86-ozurlu-hasta-bir-ay-doktora-cikarilmadi-yogun-bakimda-yasam-mucadelesi-veriyor/

11-“İHD’nin raporu Türkiye’deki kötü muaemleyi ortaya koydu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ihdnin-raporu-turkiyedeki-kotu-muaemleyi-ortaya-koydu-h107251.html

12-“Antalya Döşemealtı L tipi Cezaevi’nde insan hakları ihlal ediliyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/antalya-dosemealti-l-tipi-cezaevinde-insan-haklari-ihlal-ediliyor-h107264.html

13-“Havalimanlarında yolculara keyfi uygulama!”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/havalimanlarinda-yolculara-keyfi-uygulama-h107271.html

14-“KHK ile ihraç edilen memura ‘LGBTİ terör örgütü’ suçlaması”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/khk-ile-ihrac-edilen-memura-lgbti-teror-orgutu-suclamasi/

15-“Bakan İsmet Yılmaz: Nuriye ve Semih’i desteklerseniz ölürler”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/bakan-ismet-yilmaz-nuriye-ve-semihi-desteklerseniz-olurler/

16-“Sanatçı Ömer Pekin tutuklandı”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/sanatci-omer-pekin-tutuklandi-h107302.html

17-“Tam teşekküllü Lösemi hastanesine izin yok”
http://aktifhaber.com/saglik/tam-tesekkullu-losemi-hastanesine-izin-yok-h107315.html

18-“Hulusi Akar’ın yaveri: Bana bir şey içirdiler”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/hulusi-akarin-yaveri-bana-bir-sey-icirdiler-h107361.html

19-“Altanlar ve Ilıcak’ın tutukluk halinin devamına karar verildi”
http://www.diken.com.tr/altanlar-ve-ilicakin-yargilandigi-davada-tutukluk-halinin-devamina-karar-verildi/

20-“Altanlar ve Ilıcak’ın davasında 3’üncü duruşma: Avukatlar salondan çıkarıldı”
http://www.diken.com.tr/altanlar-ve-ilicakin-yargilandigi-davada-3uncu-durusma-avukatlar-salondan-cikarildi/

21-” Ankara Cumhuriyet davasında AİHM’e savunma gönderdi: ‘FETÖ’yle ilişkili; darbeci”
http://www.diken.com.tr/ankara-cumhuriyet-davasinda-aihme-savunma-gonderdi-fetoyle-iliskili-darbeci/

22-” Soru: 15 Temmuz’la ilgili kanıt yok, Yanıt: 11 Eylül için kanıt mı sorduk”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/15-temmuzla-ilgili-inandirici-kanit-yok-sorusuna-basbakan-yildirim-11-eylulle-ilgili-de-yok/

23-” Cezaevlerindeki kitap yasağını mektupla delecekler”
https://www.evrensel.net/haber/337848/cezaevlerindeki-kitap-yasagini-mektupla-delecekler

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Nov. 6

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Human Rights Violations committed by Turkey | 10/30/2017-11/06/2017

1-“1,025 in poor health in Turkish prisons, 357 seriously ill: rights group”
https://turkeypurge.com/1025-turkish-prisons-poor-health-357-seriously-ill-rights-group

2-“Tearful Balıkesir Mayor Uğur resigns in the face of threats to his family”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/tearful-balikesir-mayor-ugur-resigns-in-the-face-of-threats-to-his-family/

3-“759 detained in operations targeting Gülen movement in past week”
https://turkeypurge.com/759-detained-operations-targeting-gulen-movement-past-week

4-“İzmir police detain 6 lawyers on terror charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/izmir-police-detain-6-lawyers-on-terror-charges-report

5-“12 journalists detained, 4 arrested, 11 imprisoned in Turkey in October”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/12-journalists-detained-4-arrested-11-imprisoned-in-turkey-in-october/

6-“31 more sought for detention over alleged Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/31-more-sought-for-detention-over-alleged-gulen-links/

7-“3,158 detained in October over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/3158-detained-in-october-over-gulen-links/

8-“EP’s Harms calls on EULEX to look into Turkish teacher case”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/eps-harms-calls-on-eulex-to-look-into-turkish-teacher-case/

9-“Local businessman gets 42.5-year jail time plus $35,000 fine”
https://turkeypurge.com/local-businessman-gets-42-5-year-jail-time-plus-tl-130000-fine

10-“Academics Flee Turkey for Germany as Erdogan targets teachers”
http://www.dw.com/en/academics-flee-turkey-for-germany-as-erdogan-targets-teachers/a-41181311

11-“Letter reveals visually impaired journalist can barely survive in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/letter-reveals-visually-impaired-journalist-can-barely-survive-prison

12-“Turkey detains four more journalists over coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-detains-four-journalists-coup-charges-report

13-“Turkish court orders 81-year-old man to stay behind bars on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-rules-81-year-old-man-stays-behind-bars-coup-charges

14-” Detention warrants issued for 112 over links to gov’t-closed writers foundation”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrants-issued-112-links-govt-closed-writers-foundation

15-” Cumhuriyet daily journalists to remain in jail following Tuesday hearing”
https://turkeypurge.com/cumhuriyet-daily-journalists-remain-jail-following-tuesday-hearing

16-” Turkish activist charged with trying to overthrow government: media ”
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-arrest/turkish-activist-charged-with-trying-to-overthrow-government-media-idUSKBN1D13NV

17-“3,158 detained in October over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/3158-detained-in-october-over-gulen-links/

18-“Historian Armağan sentenced to 15 months for insulting Atatürk”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/31/historian-armagan-sentenced-to-15-months-for-insulting-ataturk/

19-” Turkish Government Imprisons One More Mother With Her Baby Over Links To Gülen Movement”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-government-imprisons-one-more-mother-with-her-baby-over-links-to-gulen-movement/

20-“Opposition deputy being investigated for calling Erdoğan ‘a fascist dictator’”
https://turkeypurge.com/opposition-deputy-investigated-calling-erdogan-fascist-dictator

21-” Municipal worker commits suicide following investigation over Gülen links”
https://turkeypurge.com/municipal-worker-commits-suicide-following-investigation-gulen-links

22-“All demonstrations, public gatherings banned for 3 months in capital Ankara”
https://turkeypurge.com/demonstrations-public-gatherings-banned-capital-ankara

23-” Anonymous witnesses fail to identify suspects they earlier tipped off as Gulenist”
https://turkeypurge.com/anonymous-witnesses-fail-identify-145-suspects-earlier-tipped-off-gulenist

24-” Court rules to keep award-winning human rights lawyer in jail”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/court-rules-to-keep-award-winning-human-rights-lawyer-in-jail/

25-” Man with speech, hearing impairment gets 3-year jail time for ‘chanting terror slogans’”
https://turkeypurge.com/man-speech-hearing-impairment-gets-3-year-jail-time-chanting-terror-slogans

26-” Famous baklava maker says under arrest for 15 months over a book seized at workplace”
https://turkeypurge.com/famous-baklava-maker-says-arrest-15-months-book-seized-workplace

27-“Journalist Hidayet Karaca gets 31-year jail time over 2013 TV series”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-hidayet-karaca-gets-31-year-jail-time-2013-tv-series

28-“EU calls on Turkey to respect standards of European Convention on Human Rights
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/eu-calls-on-turkey-to-respect-standards-of-european-convention-on-human-rights/

29-“Detention warrants issued for 41 including comedian Demirci”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/detention-warrants-issued-for-41-including-comedian-demirci/

30-“Yet another child put behind bars along with jailed mother”
https://turkeypurge.com/yet-another-child-put-behind-bars-along-jailed-mother

31-“Turkey seizes another company on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-seizes-another-company-coup-charges

32-“Dozens take to Parliament Hill to protest Turkish human rights violations”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/parliament-hill-protest-turkey-human-rights-violations-1.4388041

33-“Purge In Turkey Worries KC Emigres”
http://www.flatlandkc.org/commentary/kc-turkish-community-fears-repression-home/

34-“Report: Torture inflicted by founding member of new Turkish party exposed”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/05/report-torture-inflicted-by-founding-member-of-new-turkish-party-exposed/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 10/30/2017-11/06/2017

1-“Hapisteki 668 bebek için dünya nasıl ses verdi?”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/hapisteki-668-bebek-icin-dunya-nasil-ses-verdi-h106594.html

2-“Gizli tanık, “sanıkları” tanımadı””
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/gizli-tanik-saniklari-tanimadi-h106579.html

3-“Tahliye edildiği cezaevinde gözaltına alınan öğretmen Nazife Onay tutuklandı”
http://www.diken.com.tr/tahliye-edildigi-cezaevinde-gozaltina-alinan-ogretmen-nazife-onay-tutuklandi/

4-“100 barış akademisyenine terör davası!”
http://aktifhaber.com/egitim/100-baris-akademisyenine-teror-davasi-h106593.html

5-“‘Muayeneye giden tutuklulara kamerayı kapatttığı gerekçesiyle dayak'”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/muayeneye-giden-tutuklulara-kamerayi-kapatttigi-gerekcesiyle-dayak-h106652.html

6-“70 bin öğrenci hapiste”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/70-bin-ogrenci-hapiste-h106618.html

7-” 3 gazeteci daha gözaltına alındı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/3-gazeteci-daha-gozaltina-alindi-h106723.html

8-” Gazeteci Çetinkaya işkence nedeniyle böbreklerini kullanamaz halde”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gazeteci-cetinkaya-iskence-nedeniyle-bobreklerini-kullanamaz-halde-h106692.html

9-” Tekirdağ Cezaevi’nde tutuklulara sistematik işkence!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tekirdag-cezaevinde-tutuklulara-sistematik-iskence-h106669.html

10-“Gazeteci Arat cezaevinde yaşadığı mağduriyetleri mektupla paylaştı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gazeteci-arat-cezaevinde-yasadigi-magduriyetleri-mektupla-paylasti-h106686.html

11-“Kazakistan’ta kaçırılan öğretmenlerin eşlerinden yeni açıklama”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/kazakistanta-kacirilan-ogretmenlerin-eslerinden-yeni-aciklama-h106776.html

12-“Tahşiye davasında karar açıklandı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/tahsiye-davasinda-karar-aciklandi-h106826.html

14-“Bir anne daha bebeğiyle tutuklandı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bir-anne-daha-bebegiyle-tutuklandi-h106835.html

15-“Atalay Demirci yeniden gözaltına alındı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/atalay-demirci-yeniden-gozaltina-alindi-h106828.html

16-“Terör gazisi Belediye işçisi intihar etti!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/teror-gazisi-belediye-iscisi-intihar-etti-h106786.html

17-“Şahitler gelmedi diye serbest bırakılmadı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/sahitler-gelmedi-diye-serbest-birakilmadi-h106790.html

18-“Ölseniz de hastaneye götürmeyeceğiz”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/olseniz-de-hastaneye-goturmeyecegiz-h106807.html

19-“Ali Türkşen’in ifadelerdeki işkencelerini yazdı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ali-turksenin-ifadelerdeki-iskencelerini-yazdi-h106890.html

20-“Bursa’da işkence Adli Tıp raporuna girdi!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bursada-iskence-adli-tip-raporuna-girdi-h106877.html

21-“Konya Emniyeti’nde işkence yapılıyor!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/konya-emniyetinde-iskence-yapiliyor-h106873.html

22-“Cezaevleri ölüm evi oldu; her yıl 215 kişi hayatını kaybediyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/politika/cezaevleri-olum-evi-oldu-her-yil-215-kisi-hayatini-kaybediyor-h106909.html

23-“Cezaevinde cinayet gibi ihmal: Hamile kadın ve karnındaki bebeği hayatını kaybetti”
http://www.tr724.com/ohalde-cezaevinde-cinayet-gibi-ihmal-hamile-kadin-karnindaki-bebegi-hayatini-kaybetti/

24-“Tutuklu Tuğgeneral Ankara’da hayatını kaybetti”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/tutuklu-tuggeneral-ankarada-hayatini-kaybetti-h106968.html

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Turkey: A Prison for Journalists

In 2016, Turkey became the world’s leading jailer of journalists, imprisoning at least 81 reporters, editors, and producers- a record number. This is a crackdown unlike any before, a crackdown that has ultimately wiped out all opposition media.

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