Category : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Germany stalls Turkey EU talks over unrest

Germany has blocked Turkey's next steps towards European Union membership. Sara Yasin reports

The trouble with Taraf

Kaya Genç looks at how Turkey's "first truly liberal newspaper" has shaken up the country's media

Turkey: PM Erdogan files lawsuit against Hürriyet

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a €50,000 lawsuit against the newspaper Hürriyet and its editor-in-chief, Oktay Eksi. On 28 October, the newspaper ran a column entitled: “We have not been as critical as we should have been”, referring to the critical stance the media outlet had taken regarding the government policies on […]

Turkish director faces jail for insulting PM

Haldun Açıksözlü, actor and director of the theatre play Laz Marks, faces two years in jail over allegations that he insulted the prime minister in his play. The show has run for a year and has been shown in over 80 provinces. The charges came only a week after British artist, Michael Dickenson, was fined for […]

Turkish PM wins cartoon case

Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a claim of ‘moral damage’ against satirical magazine Leman