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An İstanbul court decides to release 21 jailed journalists

An İstanbul court, on Friday, has decided to release 21 out of 29 journalists who have been standing trial for last 5 days over...

Survey shows female journalists in Turkey subjected to discrimination, violence

Fifty-five female journalists in Turkey have said they have been subjected to discrimination and violence in the media sector and that they don’t receive...

Berlin says not informed of German reporter’s detention in Turkey

German officials said on Friday that Turkish authorities had failed to inform Berlin about the detention of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) reporter Meşale Tolu,...

Gun shootings target opposition daily Cumhuriyet

An unidentified person who drove in a taxi by the building of opposition daily Cumhuriyet in Şişli district of İstanbul shot at the wall...

Turkish investigative journalist Öztürk arrested by Istanbul court over links to Gülen movement

An İstanbul court on Wednesday arrested Ece Sevim Öztürk, a journalist known for her investigative reporting on a controversial coup attempt on July 15,...

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....

More than 26,000 people investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018

A total of 26,115 people were investigated on allegations of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan throughout the year of 2018, indicating a 30...

Turkish radio broadcaster Serkan Sedat Güray in jail for 10 months with no trial

An award-winning radio programmer and journalist Serkan Sedat Güray has been jailed in Turkey’s notorious Silivri Prison in Ä°stanbul since March 7, 2017 over...

Turkish court decides continuation of journalist Parıldak’s pre-trial imprisonment

An Ankara court has decided on Tuesday for the continuation of the imprisonment of journalist Ayşenur Parıldak, a former reporter from the now-closed Zaman...

Trial kicks off with a record number of journalists as suspects

In one of the most important press freedom cases in Turkey, 29 journalists, most are in pre-trial detention for eight months without a trial...

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Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

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 members of the Gülen movement, using...

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...