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Exiled journalist’s wife: I am held hostage in Turkey

Dilek Türker Dündar, the wife of exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar, complained about the human rights violations she has faced in Turkey...

Yeni Asya journalists to be tried on terrorism charges arising from tweets and cartoons

Kazım Güleçyüz, the editor-in-chief of the critical Yeni Asya daily, and the paper’s cartoonist, İbrahim Özdabak, will stand trial on terrorism charges...

Erdoğan’s Maarif Foundation has taken over 191 Gülen-linked schools in 21 countries, says chair

The Maarif Foundation now controls 191 schools taken over from the Gülen movement in 21 countries, the foundation’s chair, Birol Akgün, told...

Turkish court rules to keep journalist Baransu in prison

A Turkish court on Monday ruled for a continuation of the imprisonment of journalist Mehmet Baransu, a former correspondent for the now-defunct...

UN expert investigating Khashoggi killing denied entry to Saudi Consulate in İstanbul

Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who is visiting Turkey to investigate the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Tuesday was denied entry...

Writer put in prison over solidarity with Kurdish daily

Writer Ayşe Düzkan on Tuesday surrendered to authorities to serve an 18-month prison sentence handed down for serving as the symbolic editor-in-chief...

Journalist gets 8 years, 3 months for alleged terror links

The Muş 2nd High Criminal Court on Friday handed down a sentence of eight years, three months in prison to journalist İdris Sayılğan...

Veteran journalist Ilıcak sentenced to 5 years, 10 months over ‘state security’

Veteran journalist Nazlı Ilıcak (75), who has been jailed since August 29, 2016 on trumped-up coup charges, was sentenced in another case...

HRW: Terrorism trials in Turkey lack compelling evidence

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Thursday that many terrorism trials in Turkey lack compelling evidence of criminal...

Turkey deports Dutch journalist over ‘national security’ concerns

Turkish authorities on Thursday deported Ans Boersma, a 31-year-old Dutch correspondent for Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), the newspaper confirmed. Boersma...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...