About: Can Dundar

Freedom of thought 27-04-2017

Exiled Turkish journalist urges EU to confront Erdogan

The exiled former editor-in-chief of Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet urged EU leaders on Wednesday (26 April) to stand up for their principles and confront President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Enlargement 01-03-2017

Germany summons Turkish ambassador, seeks release of jailed journalist

Berlin summoned Ankara's ambassador yesterday (28 February) to protest the arrest in Turkey of a correspondent for a German newspaper, further fuelling tensions between the two NATO allies as demonstrations took place across German-speaking Europe.
Enlargement 10-11-2016

Turkish journalist: Europe knows ‘what kind of man’ Erdogan is now

Turkish journalist Can Dündar has criticised Europe for prolonging its dependence on his homeland when it comes to managing the refugee crisis. He also lamented the continent’s relegation of human rights on its list of priorities. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Enlargement 31-10-2016

Turkey detains editor of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet

Turkish police on Monday (31 October) detained the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet -- a thorn in the side of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -- as Ankara widens a crackdown on opposition media.
Global Europe 27-10-2016

Yazidi women win Parliament’s Sakharov prize

Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, victims of sexual slavery carried out by Islamic State, have won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 12-10-2016

EU shortlists Turkish journalist for rights prize

An exiled Turkish journalist, a Crimean Tartar activist and two Yazidi victims of the Islamic state group were shortlisted Tuesday (11 October) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
Global Europe 14-06-2016

Dundar: There is a better Turkey than Erdogan’s and a better EU than Merkel’s

Can Dündar, the Turkish journalist who gained international notoriety as a symbol of the resistance against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s crackdown on media, called “shameful” the arrangements between the EU and Turkey to deal with the migration crisis and expressed doubts that they will work.

Erdogan says Turkey will not change its anti-terrorism law

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday (7 May) accused European nations of hypocrisy in pressing his country on terror laws while "sidelining democracy" at home in their own fight against terrorism.
Enlargement 22-04-2016

Turkish academics go on trial for ‘terrorist propaganda’

Four Turkish academics go on trial Friday for "terrorist propaganda" in the latest of a series of court cases that have highlighted growing restrictions on free speech under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Enlargement 01-04-2016

Turkish reporters back in court for press freedom case

The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday (1 April) in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Enlargement 29-03-2016

Turkey protests UK diplomat’s comments on editors trial

Turkey has protested over the presence and behaviour of consuls from EU states at the controversial espionage trial of two journalists, an official said yesterday (28 March), in an escalating spat between Ankara and its Western allies.
Enlargement 25-03-2016

Turkish court takes journalists’ espionage trial behind closed doors

A Turkish court took the trial of two prominent journalists charged with espionage behind closed doors today (25 March) and accepted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a complainant, in a case which has drawn international condemnation.
Enlargement 26-02-2016

Turkey frees two prominent journalists pending their trial

Two Turkish journalists charged in a hugely controversial case with revealing state secrets and held in jail for the last three months were released early yesterday (25 February) after Turkey's constitutional court ruled their rights had been violated.

Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values

Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January).

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