Banned theatrical play ‘Just a Dictator’ live-reading took place in Turkey

Actor Barış Atay’s one-man play “Just a Dictator” had been banned prior to its staging in Artvin on January 9, and across Turkey on January 24. Despite the increasing pressure, Acting Union, actors, theatre-houses are reclaiming the play, and conducting live-reading in numerous locations. [mks_dropcap...

dokuz8NEWS starts ‘Data Journalism Project’

On the fourth year of its activities, dokuz8NEWS has expanded into a new area of operations by starting Development of Data Journalism in Turkey Project, with MATRA funding from the Netherlands. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff”...

Switzerland denies asylum application of persecuted journalist Hülya Emeç

Journalist Hülya Emeç -a member of International Federation of Journalists- has applied for asylum in Switzerland’s Zurich Airport, and is currently being kept there with expectations to be sent back to Brazil where she arrived to Zurich from. Swiss authorities consider Brazil as a safe country for journalists...

People’s Special Ops under investigation in Turkey

There have been multiple reports in media on personal armament and People’s Special Ops Association that has been operating since the July 15 coup attempt. Ministry of Interior has started investigation into the activities of the association. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″...

January 10 Working Journalists’ Day observed in Turkey

January 10 has been celebrated in Turkey as the Festival of Working Journalists between 1961-1971. The day has been renamed as “January 10 Working Journalists’ Day” in 1971 after several rights of the journalists have been revoked by Military Coup Council. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″...

Turkish dissidents face assassination risk in Europe, says opposition deputy

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Garo Paylan had voiced his worries regarding information on assassination plans targeting Alevi, Armenian and Kurdish journalists, writers and academics who fled Turkey and sought asylum in Europe. An investigation has been started by Ankara Office of the Chief Public...

Jerusalem Rally got intervened in Istanbul

Jerusalem Rally that had been announced by youth groups in Istanbul was intervened by police and dozens were detained. Youth groups read out a press statement defying US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″...

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