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Turkish public bank financing Erdoğan-ally takeover of Doğan media

A Turkish state bank is to finance the takeover of the Doğan Media Group by the pro-government Demirören Group with the extension of a...

ECtHR fines Turkey over conviction of publishing company owner

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on Tuesday that the conviction of a the owner of a Turkish publishing house for releasing...

Turkey’s main opposition CHP sends message of support to HDP’s ‘Justice Watch’

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has sent a support message to a “Justice Watch” launched by the Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)...

Peace activist, conscientious objector Yaylalı arrested in Şırnak

Peace activist and conscientious objector Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, who settled in Roboski village to stand with families after 2011's massacre, was arrested and jailed in...

Die Welt group applies to ECtHR in jailed journalist Yücel’s case in Turkey

The WeltN24 GmbH group, which owns the German Die Welt newspaper, has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in...

WSJ reporter Albayrak sentenced to prison by Turkish court

A Turkish court sentenced Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Ayla Albayrak to 2 years and 1 month in prison Tuesday, declaring her guilty of...

Turkish court rules to release 1 journalist, keep 5 pro-Kurdish journalists in pretrial detention

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to release journalist Pınar Tarlak but continued the pretrial detention of five other staff members during a hearing...

ECtHR to take up Cumhuriyet journalists’ cases on priority basis

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided to examine on a priority basis applications filed by jailed journalists and executives from the...

Senior legislative reporter Habib Güler jailed in Turkey over tweets quoting Rumi

A senior legislative reporter who covered Turkey’s main opposition party for years have been behind bars for 442 days in İstanbul’s notorious Silivri Prison...

Rights groups, journalist associations in Germany to protest visit of Turkey’s Erdoğan

The German Federation of Journalists (DJV) and Amnesty International (AI) have announced they will hold a joint rally in Berlin to protest Turkish President...

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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...