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Investigation launched into Hürriyet daily due to report on army-gov’t ties

The Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the Hürriyet daily over a report published in the daily on Saturday in...

OSCE’s Désir condemns harsh prison sentences for Zaman journalists, calls for their release

Harlem Désir, representative on freedom of the media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), voiced strong disapproval of a Turkish...

Turkish judge tells prominent journalist to stop Erdoğan criticism at coup trial

A judge hearing the trial of seven journalists including Nazlı Ilıcak and the Altan brothers, who are being tried on coup charges, has intervened...

İstanbul court orders not to release 6 journalists over alleged links to Gülen movement

An İstanbul court ruled on Friday to remand in custody all alleged “media leg” suspects, including journalists Nazlı Ilıcak, Mehmet Altan and novelist Ahmat...

Turkish uplink technician Cuma Kaya faces life time jail for providing service to critical...

A Turkish media worker, who has been jailed by Turkish government under the rule of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for almost 16 months,...

Turkish prosecutor charges Kurdish singer Tunç with alleged insult of President Erdoğan

A Turkish prosecutor in İstanbul has charged Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunç with insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to a report by the pro-Kurdish Fırat...

Turkish academic Çalışkan sentenced to 18 months in prison over Gülen propaganda

Associate Professor Koray Çalışkan, who was detained on July 10, 2017 as part of an investigation into 20 university academics and later released under...

A media professional Hüseyin Belli faces lifetime jail in Turkey for severance payment

A media worker who worked for a critical Turkish national daily has been locked up behind bars for 266 days over farcical terror charges...

Turkey wants Twitter to block account of AEI’s Rubin, Washington Post columnist says

The Turkish government, led by autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is pressurizing Twitter management to block the account of Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American...

Report: Turkish people prefer closed messaging services for sharing news

Mainstream media in Turkey are losing their monopoly in agenda setting with the emergence of digital news sites, while fear of state surveillance has...

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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...

Hate Speech Against Christians in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s hatred fans anti-Christian campaign in Turkey, new study reveals The hatred towards Christian minority groups in Turkey and xenophobic euphoria against Christians...