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Turkish daily claims pressure on advertising has caused financial problems

The Turkish Karar daily announced in its Monday edition that businesspeople and advertising agencies have been urged not to place ads in the newspaper,...

Turkish gov’t prosecutes 182 people over social media posts in a week

The Turkish government has investigated 227 social media accounts and taken legal action against 182 users over the last week (Nov. 5-Nov. 12) on accusations...

Turkish court imposes broadcast ban on fatal explosion at military base

A Turkish court has imposed a broadcast ban on an explosion on Friday at a military base in southeastern Turkey. Twenty-five Turkish soldiers were injured...

Turkish singer Atilla Taş detained to serve sentence for alleged links to Gülen movement

Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the now-closed Meydan daily, was detained by police on Friday morning for the execution of...

Turkish prosecutor charges Kurdish singer Tunç with alleged insult of President Erdoğan

A Turkish prosecutor in İstanbul has charged Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunç with insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to a report by the pro-Kurdish Fırat...

Turkish gov’t detains 9 people in İzmir over social media posts

The Turkish government detained nine people on Friday in the city of İzmir as well as in the Bergama, Seferihisar and Menemen districts over...

RSF urges Turkish gov’t to guarantee journalists’ safety during military operations

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday called on Turkish authorities to guarantee the safety of journalists during military operations after Turkish soldiers injured two Syrian...

Turkish TV commercial under investigation for featuring actor resembling Fethullah Gülen

Turkey’s Health Ministry has launched an investigation into the production of a one-minute, 56-second commercial due to the resemblance of one of the actors...

Turkish court sentences journalist Mahalli for allegedly insulting Erdoğan

A Syrian-Turkish journalist was handed down a suspended sentence of two years, five months on Thursday for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,...

49 pct of people in Turkey say they are exposed to fake news

Forty-nine percent of the Turkish public thinks they are exposed to fake news, with Turkey heading a list of countries whose citizens claim they...

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Turkey’s Erdoğan lambastes Council of State over student oath decision he dislikes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lambasted the Council of State, which recently issued a decision reinstating the daily recitation of a student oath in...

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...