Turkish police instruct officer to prevent people filming them

Turkish police have instructed officers to prevent people filming or recording security forces on smartphones while they are on duty, Turkish media reported on Friday. Critics of the move said the decision, circulated in a notice by Turkey’s police headquarters, was unlawful and would make it more difficult to identify rights violations at demonstrations or… Read More Turkish police instruct officer to prevent people filming them

Turkish court sentences journalist Can Dundar to 27 years imprisonment in absentia on espionage charges

Turkish journalist Can Dundar was sentenced in absentia to 27 years and six months in prison for espionage and aiding an armed terrorist organisation, his lawyers said on Wednesday, calling the verdict politically motivated. Dundar, the former editor-in-chief of Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, and a colleague, Erdem Gul, were both sentenced in 2016 to five… Read More Turkish court sentences journalist Can Dundar to 27 years imprisonment in absentia on espionage charges