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35-day advertising ban imposed on Cumhuriyet over report on Erdoğan aide

Turkey’s Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, has imposed a 35-day advertising ban on...

Turkey’s RTÜK fines broadcasters critical of gov’t $1.6 million in year and a half

Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) over the last year and a half has imposed TL 11 million ($ 1.6 million) in fines...

Turkish gov’t secretly launched campaign to justify rearrest of critical journalists: report

The Turkish government secretly orchestrated a social media campaign to ensure the rearrest 21 journalists immediately after a court ordered their release on March...

Turkish daily Evrensel chief editor called to testify over Zarakolu column

Fatih Polat, editor-in-chief of the Evrensel newspaper, has said he was summoned to testify with respect to a column written by journalist Ragıp Zarakolu...

Turkey still the world’s biggest jailer of journalists, says Pen International

Turkey is still the world’s number-one jailer of journalists, said Pen International in its 2019 case list, which monitored 212 cases of repression of writers...

Journalist Can Ataklı to stand trial over negative comments on TV

Turkish journalist Can Ataklı has been indicted for comments critical of a dress code that allowed a public school teacher appear wearing a headscarf...

Erdoğan files criminal complaint against columnist, alleging instigation of coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against journalist Ragıp Zarakolu for a column he wrote, accusing him of “instigating...

Turkish authorities refuse to release political prisoners who have served their time

Turkish authorities are refusing to release thousands of political prisoners who have served their required time in jail, the tr724 news website reported. Journalist Hanım...

RSF: Turkey is the world’s biggest jailer of professional journalists

Turkey has moved up three places to 154th in Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) 2020 World Press Freedom Index, which examines the status of press...

‘Not just coronavirus but injustice also kills,’ jailed journalist says

Büşra Erdal, a jailed journalist struggling with a judicial system that has deteriorated since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, said in a...

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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...