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Speculated ‘dirty deal’ for journalist Yücel’s release gives its first fruit, Turkey’s Erdoğan to...

A speculated "dirty deal" between the Turkish government and the German administration over the surprise release of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel has given its...

Twitter user detained for praising Gülen movement on social media

A popular Twitter user with the user name “bıbıcımsıfırladım” was identified and detained in İstanbul on Wednesday for posting tweets that praise the Gulen...

Turkish courts handed down sentences to 41 journalists in first half of 2019

The Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ) has announced that the first six months of the year saw the trial of 287 journalists, 41 of whom...

Indictment shows journalists accused of terrorist activity only due to news stories, tweets, retweets

The indictment of 28 jailed journalists reveals that they are accused of membership in a terrorist organization due to their stories, critical tweets and...

Turkish prosecutors label Guardian, Foreign Policy articles as ‘terrorist propaganda’

Turkish prosecutors listed articles published on the websites of The Guardian newspaper and Foreign Policy magazine as evidence of "terrorist propaganda" in an indictment against...

Ukrainian journalists concerned over journalist İnan’s extradition to Turkey

Turkish journalist Yusuf Inan’s forced return from Ukraine to Turkey is worrisome, Sergei Tomilenko, chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NSJU), said...

Turkish court rules for continuation of journalist Gündem’s imprisonment over Gülen links

A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday for a continuation of the pretrial detention of veteran Turkish journalist Mehmet Gündem, who was arrested on Nov....

14 journalist associations in Germany call on Turkey’s Erdoğan to release jailed colleagues

Fourteen German associations representing hundreds of journalists sent an open letter to Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calling for the release of their...

Severely sick Turkish journalist Balta not allowed to meet his family in prison

The veteran Turkish journalist Halil İbrahim Balta, who was arrested and put behind the bars after a controversial coup attempt on July 15, 2016,...

Turkish consulate in Geneva refuses to renew journalist Nesin’s passport

Journalist Ahmet Nesin has been denied service at the Turkish consulate in Geneva, in the latest of similar refusals targeting the government critics abroad. Columnist...

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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...