More journalists face criminal charges, harrasment in Turkey

The pro-Hizmet daily Bugün reported that their reporter Metin Arslan faces two years and four months in jail for his work.

Journalist faces 2 years in prison for reporting on terrorism

Bianet reported that the Ministry of National Education targeted Cumhuriyet newspaper for its piece titled “Bilal’s Goal Reached in One Year”: “We will continue to make public the media organs and reporters leading smear campaigns.”

The Ministry’s New Mission: Exposing Journalists

T24 reported quoting the daily Özgür Gündem that a house where staff of the weekly pro-Kurdish Özgür Gelecek was raided by police on April 11. Nobody was detained but the journalists stated they perceive this as a form of harassment.

Özgür Gelecek çalışanlarının evine polis baskını

PM Ahmet Davutoğlu filed yet another complaint against pro-Hizmet Today’s Zaman chief editor Bülent Keneş.

Davutoğlu sues Today’s Zaman editor-in-chief over blog post

Hürriyet Daily News reported: Yaşar Elma,  journalist from a local daily in southeastern Turkey has received a suspended prison sentence for “liking” a remark criticising President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Facebook, which the court deemed as an “insult.”

Journalist receives jail sentence for ‘liking Erdoğan insult’