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New regulation requires Internet broadcasting platforms in Turkey to secure permission from MİT, police

A new regulation will oblige Internet broadcasting platforms such as Netflix to secure permission to operate from Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the...

Turkish police briefly detain journalist who covered man’s suicide

A journalist who covered the story of a 45-year-old father’s suicide in Kocaeli due to his inability to buy a pair of trousers for...

Turkish gov’t prosecutes 344 people over social media posts in a week

The Turkish government has investigated 430 social media accounts and taken legal action against 344 users over the last week (Sept.17-Sept.24) on accusations of...

Turkish prosecutor in appeals hearing seeks approval of life sentences given to 6 ...

An İstanbul public prosecutor on Friday asked an appeals court to uphold aggravated life sentences handed down to six jailed journalists including prominent figures...

Turkish court rules for pretrial detention of Austrian journalist Zirngast over ‘terror offences’

A Turkish court ruled for the pretrial detention of Austrian journalist Max Zirngast and two Turkish nationals over their alleged membership in a terrorist...

Rights groups, journalist associations in Germany to protest visit of Turkey’s Erdoğan

The German Federation of Journalists (DJV) and Amnesty International (AI) have announced they will hold a joint rally in Berlin to protest Turkish President...

Turkey’s competition board fines Google $15 million

Turkey’s competition authority said on Thursday it had fined Google some 93 million Turkish Lira ($15 million) for violating competition laws with its mobile...

Turkey’s Court of Cassation releases CHP deputy Berberoğlu while upholding jail sentence

Turkey’s Court of Cassation has ruled for the release of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu while upholding his jail sentence. Berberoğlu...

Turkish journalist Yücel criticizes Erdoğan visit to Germany as he accepts media award

Deniz Yücel, a German-Turkish journalist who remained in pre-trial detention in Turkey for about one year, criticized the German president for inviting Turkish President...

Turkish novelist Erdoğan: Ahmet Altan is a victim of Ergenekon-Erdoğan bargain

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, who spent 132 days in jail in 2016 for displaying solidarity with the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper, has said jailed...

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Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...

Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case Of Norway

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

Turkey Cracks Down On Health Care Professionals

Download PDF - New research shows Turkey’s purge destroyed lives of 21,000 health care workers More than 21,000 health care professionals including doctors, nurses, medical professors,...

Tortured to Death: Holding Gökhan Açıkkollu’s Killers To Account

Download PDF - A new report uncovers a murder of detained teacher in Turkey due to torture Deaths in detentions and prisons due to torture, abuse...

Abuse Of The Interpol System By Turkey

Download PDF - Turkey weaponised Interpol system to persecute critics, new study exposes The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to...

Erdoğan’s Rule by Royal Decree: Turkey’s Contempt for The Rule of Law

Download PDF - New research decodes how Turkey brands law abiding & peaceful people as terrorists The authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open contempt...

Hate Speech Against Christians in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s hatred fans anti-Christian campaign in Turkey, new study reveals The hatred towards Christian minority groups in Turkey and xenophobic euphoria against Christians...