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Dilek Dundar (left) wife of Can Dundar and opposition party CHP politician Muharrem Erkek grab Murat Sahin after he attempted to attack Dundar in front of the courthouse in Istanbul on Friday . Photograph: Can Erok / EPA/ Cumhuriyet newspaper

An assailant attempted to shoot a prominent Turkish journalist on Friday outside an Istanbul courthouse as he awaited the verdict in his trial on char(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  is greeted by Croatian prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic outside the government building in Zagreb, on Wednesday: Mr Erdogan is known for his readiness to take legal action over perceived slurs. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court sentenced two journalists to two years in jail for blasphemy on Thursday, their newspaper said, after they reprinted a controversial c(...)

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(...)

Turkish daily Cumhuriyet’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara editor Erdem Gul (right) arrive at the Istanbul court. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court took the trial of two prominent journalists charged with espionage behind closed doors yesterday and accepted President Tayyip Erdogan(...)

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(...)