Turkey’s media watchdog targets independent TV channels

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Turkey: Third quarter of 2021 saw 29 journalists physically attacked and access blocks on 141 articles by IFEX member Bianet

According to a BİA Media Monitoring Report, 205 journalists also stood trial during July to September; 17 members of the press and cartoonists were put on trial for ‘insulting the president’.

Turkey: New report shows sharp increase in threats against journalists

The Turkish Association of Journalists’ report also shows that the 2nd quarter of 2021 saw 79 press workers standing trial, 18 of whom were tried on charges of “insulting the President”.

RSF: Drop all charges against Erol Önderoğlu

RSF Turkey representative and IFEX member Erol Önderoğlu faces a possible 14.5 years in prison for supporting a Kurdish opposition newspaper. His retrial resumes 30 September.