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Pro-Erdoğan Turkish media boss gets special treatment, makes $44 mln windfall profit

Turkey’s Capital Markets Board (SPK) exempted the pro-government Demirören Group from the legal obligation to solicit takeover bids from public shareholders in its purchase...

Turkish gov’t detains teacher couple after speaking out in an interview broadcasted by Finland’s...

A Turkish teacher couple, identified as Serdar A. and Merve A., were detained after Turkish authorities found out that they had spoken against the...

Radio & Television Supreme Council begins supervision of Internet broadcasting in Turkey

A newly passed regulation authorizing Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to exercise vast powers over online streaming services took effect as of...

Detention period extended another 7 days for 13 journalists on Friday

An İstanbul court has extended the period of detention for another seven days of 13 journalists who were taken into custody last week as...

Turkish prosecutor demands life sentence for jailed journalist Ilıcak for exposing documents on radical...

A Turkish prosecutor on Thursday demanded that a court hand down a life sentence to Turkish journalist Nazlı Ilıcak (73) for publishing an alleged...

New research decodes how Turkey brands law abiding & peaceful people as terrorists

The authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open contempt for the rule of law has plunged Turkey into an abject lawlessness whereby innocent...

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...

Panel at UN Human Rights Council calls on Turkish gov’t to release jailed journalists

International human rights and press freedom organizations called on the Turkish government to immediately release imprisoned journalists during the 38th session of the UN...

There are clear indications of the existence of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics...

There are clear indications of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics in Germany, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Helmut Teichmann said in response to a...

Another journalist arrested for revealing information about intel officer killed in Libya

Murat Ağırel, a journalist from the ultranationalist Yeniçağ daily, has been arrested for revealing information about a Turkish intelligence officer slain in Libya, according...

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Friday released its latest report, “Turkey's Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

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