Cihan News Agency Diary.

ISTANBUL: Five police officers from the Erzurum Police Department who were detained on Monday as part of an investigation into illegal wiretapping claims were released early on Wednesday by a local court.

TURKEY MEDIA CRACKDOWN: The detention of prominent journalists known for taking a critical stance on the Turkish government from Zaman, the most circulated daily in Turkey, and Samanyolu, a major television broadcaster, has drawn harsh reaction from all over the world. Developments will be followed.

WORLD MEDIA/MEDIA OPERATION: World media organs are closely watching the latest development on journalist detentions in Turkey.

TURKEY JOURNALIST DETENTIONS/PEACEFUL PROTESTS: Hundreds of thousands of people across various provinces of the country are continuing peaceful protests to government-orchestrated media operation

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PRESS COUNCIL/HARD YEAR FOR PRESS: The president of the Press Council, Pınar Turenc, during a press conference for the release of the Press Council’s 2014 report on Turkey on Tuesday, said that 2014 has been a “hard year” for the press due to censorship, oppression and financial woes.

WESTERN DECISION MAKERS/ERDOGAN: A survey conducted among decision-makers in several Western countries has revealed that the image of both the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the eyes of most of the Western power elite is an authoritarian one, demonstrating that simply because a government is elected, it does not mean that the perception in the West will be that it is democratic and pro-freedom.

DETAINED JOURNALIST: Sedef Kabas, the journalist that was detained on Tuesday morning over a recent tweet in which she criticized prosecutors who she says covered up a major corruption investigation, sent to the court after police interrogation.

TPAO/LAYOFF PROTEST: A group of ex-Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) workers in Adıyaman province conducted a sit-in to protest mass layoffs of borehole employees in the province.

QATAR EMBASSY ATTACKED: An armed attack was carried out against Qatar’s embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara

TURKEY/NEW MINIMUM WAGE: The new net minimum wage is set to increase to TL 949 a month for workers for the first six months of 2015, and will rise to TL 1,000 (USD 432) in the second half of the year, Minister of Labor and Social Security Faruk Celik announced on Tuesday.

CHILDREN CELEBRATES ANIMALS’ NEW YEAR: A group elementary schoolchildren who have visited Istanbul’s Darıca zoo ahead of New Year eve, gave present boxes to the animals full of food and toys.

UN ARAB GROUP/PALESTINE: The Jordanian ambassador to the United Nations said today that the Arab Group at the UN had agreed on revisions to a resolution to be sent to the Security Council that calls for an end of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

EBOLA/GUINEA: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has made payments to 758 health personnel working in four Ebola treatment units in Guinea, ensuring their life-saving work can continue without any interruption.

5 KILLED IN ACCIDENT: At least five people were killed and another four were injured in a head-on collision in the southern Turkish province of Adana.

SNOW IN ISTANBUL: Snowfall which has started in the evening hours of yesterday covered many districts of Istanbul with a white blanket. With the snowfall many picturesque winter landscapes mainly in high hills of Istanbul like Camlıca gave joy Istanbulities.

2014 OFF THE EARTH: NASA’s Space to Ground is your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use spacetoground to talk to us.

ACTRESS CHASTAIN/SPACE EXPLORATION: There is momentum building as human discovery goes even further into interstellar space.

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