The case involves 17 current and former writers, cartoonists and managers of Cumhuriyet ("Republic") who are being tried on terror charges in a move denounced by supporters as absurd.
International rights groups criticized the case as emblematic of deteriorating press freedom in Turkey. Cumhuriyet is one of the newspapers critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
One kiosk owner said a group of pro-Erdogan activists threatened to set fire to his establishment if he didn't remove posters of the magazine. The French president has condemned the protesters' actions as "unacceptable."
Germany and Turkey both want to host Euro 2024 and the deadline for applications is now up. Turkey's chances are considered decent — because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and despite his recent human rights record.
A company with close ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bought the daily newspaper "Hurriyet" and TV station CNN Turk. The consolidation is "a deep cut," says Reporters Without Borders' Christian Mihr.
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