Top press rights defender in Turkish court for 'terror propaganda'
- The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners appeared in court Wednesday, risking years in jail in a high-profile trial charged with aiding Kurdish militants.
The trial has sparked international howls of protest from press rights' defenders who claim the climate for press freedom in Turkey has deteriorated sharply under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Onderoglu told reporters outside the court they risked 14 years and six months in jail if convicted.(Excerpt) Read more at: yahoo.com ...
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- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likes the media to be "submissive and docile and sing his praises," Reporters Without Borders said..
- Turkey has no regard for Europe's "red line" on press freedom, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday..
- MEDDLING Brussels has said the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims in a slew of demands to the Government to crack down..
- Turkey's telecoms authority TIB lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression.