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Turkish court arrests 2 Kurdish news outlet reporters on terrorism charges

A Turkish court in İzmir province on Saturday arrested two journalists from the Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency on terrorism charges, according to the Turkish...

Turkey re-arrests journalist Altan one week after release from jail

Renowned Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was sent to jail on Tuesday evening one week after he was released from prison where he...

Turkish court frees veteran journalists Altan, Ilıcak after conviction on terrorism charges

The İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court on Monday released veteran journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak pending appeal after convicting them of aiding a...

AKP gov’t cancelled 3,804 press cards in 5 years

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has cancelled the press cards of 3,804 journalists over the past five years, according to Vice President...

Turkey’s Erdoğan files criminal complaint against French Le Point magazine

Lawyers for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have filed a criminal complaint against French magazine Le Point journalists for allegedly insulting him, according to...

Turkey abuses security agreements to go after critics, journalists

Security cooperation agreements have emerged as a significant mechanism used by the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since the Gezi anti-government protests...

Journalists in exile hold protest in Germany in support of jailed colleagues in Turkey

Journalists who fled a government crackdown in Turkey and took shelter in Germany held a protest over the weekend on the sidelines of a...

Turkey continues to prosecute journalism while ignoring fair trial principles: report

The International Press Institute (IPI) in collaboration with Turkey’s Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) on Wednesday published the third trial monitoring report on...

More than 26,000 people investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018

A total of 26,115 people were investigated on allegations of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan throughout the year of 2018, indicating a 30...

[UPDATE] Former prosecutor detained again 1 day after release from prison

Gültekin Avcı, a former Turkish prosecutor and TV pundit, was detained on Saturday due to an appeal from a prosecutor, one day after being...

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Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting...

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...