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Columnist fired days after vowing to vote ‘no’ in upcoming referendum

The contract of Doğan Media Group Posta daily columnist Hakan Çelenk was reportedly cancelled by the newspaper days after he sarcastically criticized government plans...

Turkish gov’t cancels press cards of 889 critical journalists in 2016

The press cards of a total of 889 critical journalists have been canceled in Turkey, according to statistics released by Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit...

Journalist Can Ataklı to stand trial over negative comments on TV

Turkish journalist Can Ataklı has been indicted for comments critical of a dress code that allowed a public school teacher appear wearing a headscarf...

‘Merciless, unjust and unfair,’ author Pamuk says of conviction of Turkish journalists

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s most famous writer and a Nobel laureate in literature, has criticized the aggravated life sentences handed down to six journalists including...

Turkey jails journalist Mehmet Sıddık Damar due to his social media posts

Pro-Kurdish Dihaber news agency reporter Mehmet Sıddık Damar was put in pretrial detention over his social media posts on Friday. According to media, Damar visited a courthouse in...

Turkish journalist Alparslan Akkuş faces 15 years in prison over alleged links to Gülen...

A case was opened on Tuesday against Turkish journalist Abdullah Alparslan Akkuş, who used to be Ankara bureau chief for the now-closed Bugün daily,...

Erdoğan cleric implies headscarved women who smoke are involved in immorality

Hayrettin Karaman, a leading theologian and issuer of fatwas, or religious edicts, for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles and Turkey's autocratic President...

Cumhuriyet editor Güven released after 30 days’ imprisonment in Turkey

Cumhuriyet daily website editor Oğuz Güven, who was arrested on May 15 for allegedly disseminating the propaganda of a terrorist organization, was released after...

English PEN urges Turkey to drop charges against publisher Ragıp Zarakolu

English PEN, the founding center of a global literary network, has urged Turkish authorities to drop all charges against publisher and human rights activist...

Turkish gov’t selling properties of 9 media outlets including Yeni Hayat, Meydan, Yarına Bakış...

Properties belonging to nine of the media outlets that the Turkish government seized under post-coup emergency rule have been put up for sale by...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...