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Turkish prosecutor files new charges against 4 Zaman journalists

A prosecutor has filed new charges against four journalists who worked for the Zaman newspaper, which was seized on March 4, 2016 and then...

Prosecutor cites Twitter messages as terror evidence for critical journalists

In the most bizarre case ever seen in Turkey against 29 indicted journalists, Turkish prosecutor cited Tweets and Retweets amounting legitimate criticisms as evidence...

The Kafkaesque case of a visual Turkish journalist: Don’t forget Fevzi!

On the occasion of May 3, World Press Freedom Day, Can Bahadır Yüce, a poet, academic and journalist, has written an article for English...

Turkish police detain İYİ Party’s head of communications over links to Gülen movement

Kerim Çoraklık, head of the communications team of Turkey's opposition İYİ Party has been detained on charges of making the propaganda of the faith...

Report: Turkish people prefer closed messaging services for sharing news

Mainstream media in Turkey are losing their monopoly in agenda setting with the emergence of digital news sites, while fear of state surveillance has...

Journalist Gültaşlı highlights double standards of int’l press and rights bodies for jailed Turkish...

Ahead of the second anniversary of the seizure of the Zaman Media Group by a government led by autocratic Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,...

Turkey’s mainstream news channels censor main opposition’s presidential candidate

Turkey’s mainstream news channels NTV, Habertürk and CNN Türk failed to broadcast the first election rally of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) presidential...

The number of jailed journalists in Turkey reaches to 200

Stockholm Center for Freedom, an advocacy group that monitors rights violations in Turkey, has updated its mammoth list of jailed journalists in Turkey which...

Turkish gov’t jailed not only journalist Karaca, but also his lawyers and the judges...

The trial of Turkish journalist Hidayet Karaca (55) has already taken its place in judicial history because not only has he been persecuted by...

EU reacts to journalist Parıldak’s re-arrest

The European Union (EU) has reacted to the recent re-arrest of 27 year-old Turkish journalist Ayşenur Parıldak after she was released pending trial. Parıldak, a...

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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...

Hate Speech Against Christians in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s hatred fans anti-Christian campaign in Turkey, new study reveals The hatred towards Christian minority groups in Turkey and xenophobic euphoria against Christians...