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3 journalists released pending trial, 3 kept in jail for reporting intel officer’s killing...

A trial started on Wednesday for seven Turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets in their coverage of the death of a Turkish intelligence...

Turkish government detains 774 people over their alleged links to Gülen movement in a...

Turkish government has detained at least 774 people over their alleged links to the Gülen movement in the week of September 11-18, 2017, according...

Court sentences journalist Coşkun over her report on favoritism for jurists

Journalist Canan Coşkun has been penalized by an Istanbul court to pay a fine in amount of 12,600 TL (3.060 euro) over her report...

Turkish gov’t to introduce Internet censorship with ban on sex cult leader’s broadcasts

The Turkish government is planning to grant the authority to censor Internet TV channels to Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) under the...

Switzerland jails a journalist who fled Turkey and applied for asylum

Switzerland has denied the right of asylum to Mustafa Mamay, a Kurdish-Turkish journalist who was sentenced to six years in prison by the Turkish...

Bulgarian journalists sent letters to Turkish colleagues in jail ahead of Varna summit

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) sent letters to journalists jailed in Turkey as a sign of solidarity with them. A huge number of media...

Turkey’s main opposition CHP begins ‘march of justice’ in protest of deputy’s arrest

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Thursday kicked off a “march of justice” from Turkey’s capital Ankara to İstanbul in protest of...

İHD report: 7,907 rights violations took place in Turkey’s SE in 3 months

A report released by the Diyarbakır branch of the Human Rights Association (İHD) has revealed that a total of 7,907 rights violations took place...

Detention warrants issued for Sözcü daily’s owner, 3 employees over alleged Gülen links

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for the owner of the leading opposition newspaper Sözcü as well as three of...

Turkish journalist Yücel criticizes Erdoğan visit to Germany as he accepts media award

Deniz Yücel, a German-Turkish journalist who remained in pre-trial detention in Turkey for about one year, criticized the German president for inviting Turkish President...

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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 members of the Gülen movement, using...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...