Can Dündar (centre) and Erdem Gül (left), journalists with the liberal Cumhuriyet newspaper,   arrive at Istanbul courthouse for their trial on Friday. They are accused of espionage and publicising state secrets. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

On a recent Friday evening the weekend edition of Today’s Zaman, the sister publication of Turkey’s largest-selling newspaper Zaman, was being readied(...)

An injured supporter of Zaman newspaper is assisted after Turkish riot police dispersed them during a protest at the courtyard of the newspaper’s office in Istanbul. Photograph: Kursat Bayhan/Zaman Daily/Reuters

Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse protesters outside the country’s biggest newspaper after authorities seized (...)

The funeral of Tahir Elci:  The well-known human rights lawyer had been arrested and tortured under military rule a number of times in the past. Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Last month, Tahir Elci argued on a popular Turkish television show that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organisation, in defia(...)