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Hidayet Karaca Declines to Testify to Court

Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu TV’s Broadcasting Chairman, refused to testify to a court judge within December 14 Raids, saying that the court “lost its impartiality”. “My client will be arrested,” Karaca’s lawyer said.

Crime to Call Bilal Erdoğan “Genius”!

An indictment has reportedly been drafted against BirGün newspaper columnist Seray Şahiner for insulting Bilal Erdoğan in a critical article on the opening of more religious schools in Turkey.

Turkey Appeals ECHR Verdict on Compulsory Religion Classes

Turkey appealed to the ECHR verdict on compulsory religion classes on its last day of application. The court may either admit or decline the application without any further explanation.

Journalists Charged With Prison in December 14 Raids

16 individuals including Zaman newspaper editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanlı and Samanyolu TV Broadcasting Group Chairman Hidayet Karaca have been charged with prison sentence for attempted coup against the government.

Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe

Several protests have been held on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe within which four minister resigned. While the hashtag #hırsızvar (#thereisathief) became a top tweet, 5 demonstrators were detained in Istanbul.


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