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Turkey bans TV dating shows with emergency decree

Turkey has banned radio and TV dating programs with a decree made possible by the country’s state of emergency. A new clause has been added to the article on protecting children in the country’s media law, RT reports. …

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Jack Sparrow might be inspired by Muslim captain

The Daily Sabah newspaper suggested that Jack Sparrow was inspired by a famous sailor and pirate Jack Ward who was born in England and sailed across the Mediterranean Sea. According to limited historical sources, James Ward was …

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Turkey's Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper has changed its editor-in-chief, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government …

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German reporter arrested in Turkey

Turkish authorities arrested a correspondent for the Die Welt newspaper, Deniz Yucel, on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness. …

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BBC, Voice of America reporters detained in Turkey

BBC Turkish correspondent Hatice Kamer was detained Saturday in the town of Sirvan while covering a recent copper mine collapse that killed at least 11 workers, the broadcaster said. Voice of America said its …

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Chairman of Cumhuriyet daily detained in Istanbul

Turkish police detained the chairman of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, Akin Atalay, at Istanbul's main airport on Friday, less than a week after nine of its executives and journalists were formally arrested, the paper …

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Turkey shuts down 12 TV Channels

The Turkish government has shut down 12 TV channels, including seven in Kurdish language, under the state of emergency imposed after the coup attempt in July, local media reported. According to the IMC broadcaster, Kurdish channels that …

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 Turkey orders shutdown of 16 TV stations

Turkey ordered the shutdown of scores of media outlets, including three news agencies, 16 television channels and 45 newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishers, the state-run Andalou news agency reported. The moves represent a further …

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Israel arrests Iranian journalist

Israeli police confirmed to the Times of Israel that a journalist who works for the Iranian news outlet al-Alam was arrested in the Golan Heights on terror suspicions, Honest Reporting news agency reports. …

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Mogherini urges Turkey to respect democratic values

The head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, commenting on the situation around oppositional Turkish newspaper Zaman, has urged Ankara to respect democratic values. "It is necessary for Turkey, as a candidate …

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Russian TV company’s office in Tel Aviv attacked

A man with a knife attacked the office of the Russian TV company RT in Tel Aviv. “One person was killed and three injured,” RT journalist Paula Slier wrote on her Twitter page. According to her, the offender is still …

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