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Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to ‘Expand Rights and Freedoms’ Amid Khashoggi Scandal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered remarks Sunday promising that his government would continue to work on expanding rights and freedoms, after a week in which the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered renewed scrutiny of Erdoğan’s ongoing media crackdowns.

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Michael Avenatti Bars Media from His Own Testimony in Bankruptcy Court

Michael Avenatti told CNN: “I’m all for freedom of the press and open access. But everything has its limits. My personal financial dealings and that of an old law firm are of no relevance and, you know, were not going to be leveraged by other people who are trying to get famous and take advantage of the situation.”

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Turkish Opposition Journalists On Trial for ‘Aiding Terrorism’

Journalists and staff from a Turkish newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are going on trial in Istanbul, accused of aiding terror organisations – a case that has added to concerns over rights and freedoms in Turkey.

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‘Free Iran’: Pro-Trump Iranians, Canadians Rally in Front of White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, dozens of Iranian ex-patriots, Americans, American-Iranians, Canadians, and Canadian-Iranians gathered in front of the White House in Lafayette Square Park to vocalize their support for President Donald Trump and urge him to be the leader to help usher in a free Iran.

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Turkish Journalists, Banned at Home, Set up Shop in Germany

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Facing harassment, enforced shutdowns and the threat of jail at home, Turkey’s journalists in exile are using Germany as a base to report on political turmoil in their country ahead of Sunday’s referendum.

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Internet Association to Fight for Reinstating ‘Net Neutrality’

With the rollback of the Obama Administration’s Net Neutrality almost complete, the Internet Association issued a manifesto to the now Republican-dominated FCC stating they intend to fight to bring back politicized regulations they worked so hard to implement.

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Turkey Slaps Down German Request to Release Journalist

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag says his German counterpart has requested the release of German daily Die Welt’s jailed correspondent and described the demand as “unacceptable.”

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Turkish PM Dismisses European Parliament Press Freedom Warning

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday dismissed a “red line” warning on press freedom by the European Parliament’s president following the detention of several journalists from the opposition daily Cumhuriyet.