Tagged: turkey

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Parliament gives government more control over judiciary

Turkey’s parliament approved a law giving the government more control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors on Saturday, after heated debate and a brawl in which an opposition member of parliament was hospitalized....

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Public ad budget unfairly allocated to pro-gov’t media

As the intense pressure on media that are critical of government policies becomes clear, new details of the double standards in Turkey’s state-media relations have been revealed. Separate sources have suggested that several public...

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Erdoğan — destroying his own legacy

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, remains the most powerful and charismatic man in Turkish politics today. Yet, despite the many positive steps he has taken during his term in office, with his increasing...

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

Turkish editor hits out at media coercion under Erdogan

(Reuters) – A prominent Turkish newspaper editor has openly decried government pressure on the media, saying journalists live in fear, in unusually blunt criticism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership months ahead of elections....