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8 including former Cihan news agency reporter detained over alleged ByLock use in Turkey

Eight people including a former reporter from the now-closed Cihan news agency were detained on Thursday over use of a smart phone application, known...

VIDEO — EP President says democracy cannot exist without media freedom, expresses concern on...

Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, said genuine democracy cannot exist without a media freedom, expressing concerns on jailed journalists in Turkey. Speaking...

Turkish appeals court upholds aggravated life sentences for 6 journalists

A Turkish appeals court in İstanbul on Tuesday upheld aggravated life sentences handed down to six jailed journalists including prominent figures Ahmet Altan and...

Die Welt reporter says he was jailed due to his reports not social media...

Deniz Yücel, a Turkish-German journalist for the German Die Welt daily, has told a group of opposition deputies who visited him in prison that...

Pro-gov’t TV presenter avoids prosecution for insult of Armenian deputy

The Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office has declined to investigate pro-government A Haber TV presenter Özlem Özcan, who called Garo Paylan, an Armenian deputy from...

HDP files criminal complaint against Turkey’s state-run TRT for causing public harm

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a criminal complaint against the state-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) for causing public harm,...

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...

Afrin locals’ remarks intentionally mistranslated on Habertürk in favor of FSA

In an apparent move to justify an ongoing Turkish military operation in the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the remarks of several locals who...

CPJ calls on Turkey to find murderers of Syrian journalist, mother

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Turkish government to find those responsible for the murder of Syrian-American journalist Halla Barakat and...

Turkish state-run TRT bans broadcasting of 208 songs

The state-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) has banned the broadcasting of a total of 208 songs, 142 Turkish and 66 Kurdish, on...

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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...

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...