Will Turkey expel Dutch newspaper correspondent?

first_img News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Related documents RSF: Türkiye Hollandalı haberciye kapılarını kapatacak mı?PDF – 77.72 KB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alertscenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more (Photo: Jeff Barbee/ Twitter) October 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Will Turkey expel Dutch newspaper correspondent? Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Read in Turkish / TürkçeReporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish authorities to quickly clarify the situation of Bram Vermeulen, a well-known reporter for the Dutch liberal daily NRC Handelsblad, who is having difficulty extending his residence permit in Turkey. Vermeulen has been based in Turkey since 2009.Whenever Vermeulen returns to Turkey from a trip abroad, the immigration authorities tell him he is no longer welcome in the country, and he has not been unable to renew his press card, although no one will explain why.“The Turkish authorities’ ambiguity is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If it continues, Vermeulen will in effect be banned from remaining in Turkey after 1 January. “This would be the first time a foreign correspondent has been banned since 1995 and would constitute yet further evidence of the government’s hostility towards the international media. We urge the authorities to either renew Vermeulen’s press card or clearly state their reasons for refusing to do so.”Since the start of 2013, Vermeulen has been stopped and questioned five times by immigration officials on his return from a trip abroad.“Each time they tell me there is a security problem or I am on a blacklist,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “But they end up letting me in because I have a work permit that is valid until 31 December. No one, neither the Turkish embassy, nor the interior ministry nor any police station, can explain why I am being treated like this.”One immigration official told him that in future he would not even be able to obtain a tourist visa for Turkey.Since April, he has been waiting in vain for the renewal of his press card by the General Directorate for Media and Information (BYEGM), an offshoot of the prime minister’s office. He has repeatedly asked officials why he is the only foreign correspondent not to be renewed, but no one has given him an answer.NRC Handelsblad’s management and the Dutch foreign ministry have also tried, without success, to obtain an explanation from the Turkish government. Without a press card, he will not be able to extend his residence permit.“I am not accused of any crime,” he added. “I have all the papers that foreign journalists need to have. I see no (legitimate) reason why they are preventing me from doing my job.”Vermeulen says his coverage of the Gezi Park protests could not be the reason because his problems began before then. He has nonetheless covered many sensitive subjects and has, for example, interviewed members of Turkey’s Kurdish armed separatist movement. He also did a report on the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party–Front (DHKP-C), a small far-left terrorist group that threatened the Dutch NATO troops that were supposed to secure the border between Turkey and Syria.The last foreign journalist to be treated like this was Reuters correspondent Aliza Markus in 1995. After she was tried and acquitted by a national security court in connection with her coverage of Kurdish villages emptied by the Turkish army, her press card was not renewed and, as result, she had to leave.last_img read more

New Ryanair routes for Shannon

first_imgPrint Ryanair adds new routes RYANAIR has announced two new routes out of Shannon airport, bringing to 11 the number of routes it will operate from there this winter.The airline announced that it is to add a daily Manchester service, replacing a three times weekly Liverpool service, and a weekly flight to Kaunas in Lithuania, as well as extra flights on Stansted, to its winter schedule, starting at the end of October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Peter Bellew, the budget airline’s marketing director and airport CEO Neil Paykey, made the announcement at a press conference in King John’s castle.Mr Bellew said the Manchester flights will have a “much larger catchment area,” and will deliver more inward-bound passengers to Shannon.Asked if the airline had been given a sweetheart deal to get it back into Shannon and whether the deal is sustainable, the airport CEO said that they were “well aware in our dealings with Ryanair that we were not the cheapest airport”.Mr Bellew agreed but said that dealing with airports is “not only about money. We’ve seen what the team at Shannon can do – we give them new routes and they get up off their backsides and go out and market those routes themselves”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSairportfeaturedroutesRyanairShannon Email Advertisement Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter center_img Previous articleOlympic hopefuls to take on Thomond Swim challengeNext articleCalling all Limerick gameshow aficionados! Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsBusinessNew Ryanair routes for ShannonBy Bernie English – July 24, 2014 731 Facebook Twitter Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter seasonlast_img read more

Wonder Girls

first_img WhatsApp Wonder Girls By Odessa American – May 30, 2021 Facebook Twitter TAGSCrisis Center of West TexasSummer CampWonder Girls The Crisis Center of West Texas has scheduled the fifth annual Wonder Girls summer camp for girls entering grades 5-8 in the fall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12-16 at Crossroads, 6901 E. State Highway 191.Girls will enjoy a week full of coding, science experiments, creative projects, CCWTX lessons, and more.Applications are due June 19.Camp tuition is $100 per camper, includes breakfast and lunch for each day, two camp shirts, and all the supplies needed.To inquire about a scholarship, email [email protected] pay, for an application or more information, visit ccwtx.org/wondergirls.To donate, visit bit.ly/WGDonate. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleJuneteenth CelebrationNext articleELAM: Looking like 2000, 2007 Odessa American WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local Newslast_img read more

Strabane SDLP Cllr says 40 civil service jobs for Strabane a “token gesture”

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleStormont Executive being urged to redistribute A5 moneyNext articleCouncillor warns of uncertain times ahead as DCC income drops for first time in 10 years News Highland By News Highland – May 8, 2013 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Strabane SDLP Cllr says 40 civil service jobs for Strabane a “token gesture”center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Michaela Boyle MLA and MInister Michelle O’NeillA Strabane SDLP Cllr has said that the decentralisation of 40 jobs to Strabane is nothing more than a “token gesture”.It was announced yesterday that 40 civil service jobs would be relocated to Strabane within the next 18 months.Strabane Cllr Patsy Kelly says while he welcomes the 40 jobs, he feels it is merely a move to soften the blow of of missing out on 800 civil service jobs to Ballykelly:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/pat10.mp3[/podcast]But West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle is insisting the move is not to make up for the loss of the civil service jobs to Ballykelly.Michaela Boyle says it’s the first decentralisation project announced for Strabane, and it should be welcomed……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mboyl1pm1.mp3[/podcast] Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By admin – June 16, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Organisers of Relay for Life Donegal are reporting that they will meet this year’s target of 50 thousand euro.It will be a few weeks before a final figure will be determined however they have announced that they have reached 40 thousand so far.The Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal is Robert O’Connor……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/robocon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article8% fall in number of permissions granted for new homesNext articlePictures: Donegal Youth Council attend state ceremonial admin Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Cuomo Announces One Month With COVID Infection Rate Below 1%

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.ALBANY – For one month, New York State’s COVID infection rate has remained below 1%.Governor Cuomo made the announcement Monday, adding 0.88% of tests reported to the state were positive.The governor thanked New Yorkers for their hard work keeping the COVID rate down.“Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening. As we close out this Labor Day Weekend, I urge everyone to remain smart so we can continue to celebrate our progress in the weeks and months ahead. It took the work of all of us to get here and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York tough,” Cuomo said. A breakdown of each region’s percentage of positive test results over the last three days shows Western New York’s infection was 1.9% on Sunday.last_img read more