The pro-Hizmet daily Bugün reported that their reporter Metin Arslan faces two years and four months in jail for his work.
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.”
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.
PM Ahmet Davutoğlu filed yet another complaint against pro-Hizmet Today’s Zaman chief editor Bülent Keneş.
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.”