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Turkey bans TV dating shows with emergency decree

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. …

Jack Sparrow might be inspired by Muslim captain

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 …

Turkey#039s Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

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 …

German reporter arrested in Turkey

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. …

BBC, Voice of America reporters detained in Turkey

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 …

Chairman of Cumhuriyet daily detained in Istanbul

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 …

Stray cat interrupts TV newsreader#039s live broadcast in Turkey (VIDEO)

Stray cat interrupts TV newsreader's live broadcast in Turkey (VIDEO)

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A stray cat became famous when it interrupted a live Turkish TV show and sat on the presenter's laptop. The adorable cat jumped up onto Kudret Çelebioğlu's desk, presenter of the Good Morning Denizli breakfast show on the …

Turkey shuts down 12 TV Channels

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 …

 Turkey orders shutdown of 16 TV stations

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 …

Israel arrests Iranian journalist

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. …

US concerned over Can Dundar, Erdem Gul convictions

US concerned over Can Dundar, Erdem Gul convictions

The United States has criticized the conviction of Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dundar and the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gul, who were sentenced to jail time for revealing state …

Prime Minister: Netherlands closely cooperate with Turkey on situation with detained journalist

Prime Minister: Netherlands closely cooperate with Turkey on situation with detained journalist

Netherlands are in close contact with Turkey on the situation with detained journalist Ebru Umar, Prime Minister Mark Rutte informed, TASS reports. He noted that earlier, he had an opportunity to talk …

Turkish president accepted as plaintiff in case against journalists

Turkish president accepted as plaintiff in case against journalists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was officially accepted as a plaintiff in the case against the two journalists, Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, facing espionage charges. The …

Almost no one now buys the Zaman newspaper persecuted by authorities, media report

Almost no one now buys the Zaman newspaper persecuted by authorities, media report

The Turkish newspaper Zaman, after facing persecution by the authorities, has almost completely lost its readership, The Times writes. Until recently, it was one of the few large publications of the opposition wing. Now, by a court …

Mogherini urges Turkey to respect democratic values

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 …

Readers of Zaman newspaper gather for rally in support of it

Readers of Zaman newspaper gather for rally in support of it

In Istanbul, near the office of the Turkish opposition newspaper Zaman, a spontaneous protest action in support of it is being held. Protesters are chanting slogans "Hands off our newspaper" and "A free press cannot be …

Today’s Zaman former editor-in-chief detained in Turkey

Today’s Zaman former editor-in-chief detained in Turkey

Turkish journalist Bulent Kenes, the former editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman, was detained at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkish media report. Kenesh is suspected of having links with the movement of …

Russian TV company’s office in Tel Aviv attacked

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 …

European Commission criticizes Turkish rule of law

European Commission criticizes Turkish rule of law

A new report by the European Commission on Turkey's progress towards accession to the EU has stated that the country has "negative trends" in relation to compliance with the rule of law, freedom of expression and assembly by the ...

Washington and London fund anti-Iranian media caign

Washington and London fund anti-Iranian media campaign

The United States and the UK have provided financial and political support for a media campaign against Iran, the representative of the intelligence department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said. "The IRGC recently …

Two journalists detained in Turkey on charges of sedition

Two journalists detained in Turkey on charges of sedition

The Nokta magazine’s editor-in-chief, Cevheri Güven, and its chief news editor, Murat Çapan, were detained on charges of “overtly inciting people to commit crime and sedition.” …

Hurriyet’s Istanbul office attacked

Hurriyet’s Istanbul office attacked

Daily Hurriyet’s Istanbul office in Bagcilar district was attacked by around 150 protesters, who chanted pro-government slogans and pelted the building with stones.  …