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United Nations: The new social media bill will further undermine the right of people...

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell in a press statement on Tuesday expressed concern over the moves by the...

RSF slams Turkey’s new social media regulation

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement issued July 22 condemned an amendment to the law on Internet crimes submitted this week by the...

‘At least 721 journalists arrested in Turkey in 17 years’

At least 721 journalists were arrested in Turkey between 2002 and 2019, 93 of whom are still in prison, a report released on Thursday...
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Scholars to Erdoğan: Persecution of Professor Şık shows your disregard for academic freedom and...

In a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Professor Dina Rizk Khoury, president of the US-based Middle East Studies AssociationMiddle East Studies Association...

Turkey’s ruling party to present restrictive social media regulation to parliament

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will this week propose to the legislature a bill to regulate social media, Turkish media reported. According to...

Insiders speculate Netflix could leave Turkey over increasing gov’t censorship: report

After Netflix was forced to end a Turkish drama series because it had a gay leading character, industry insiders are speculating the world-dominating streaming...

Journalist Mehmet Baransu sentenced to 19 years, 6 months in prison

A Turkish court on Sunday sentenced jailed investigative journalist Mehmet Baransu, a former correspondent for the now-defunct Taraf newspaper, to 19 years, six months...

Journalist Deniz Yücel targeted in email threats by right-wing extremists in Germany

German reporter Deniz Yücel, previously imprisoned in Turkey, has become the latest target for German right-wing extremists with a new wave of threatening emails,...

Turkish court sentences journalist Deniz Yücel to almost 3 years prison

A Turkish court on Thursday convicted a correspondent for Germany’s Die Welt newspaper of engaging in propaganda in favor of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’...
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56 people detained in operations against HDP

Turkish police detained 56 people on terrorism-related charges in the southeastern cities of Gaziantep and Diyarbakır, including politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party...

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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...