Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launches investigation into prominent journalist and MP Ahmet Şık

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into independent deputy and journalist Ahmet Şık over remarks supporting weeks-long protests in Turkey...

Journalists Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel face up to 31 years, 6 months in...

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking a jail sentence of up to 31-and-a-half years for journalists Müyesser Yıldız, Ankara news director of the ultranationalist OdaTV...

Turkish court is retrying RSF representative on terror charges

Turkey on Wednesday began the retrial of the country’s Reporters Without Borders (RSF) representative and two other human rights defenders on terror charges that...

‘Take your hands off my university,’ says journalist whose newspaper was also shuttered by...

“When I saw the heavy police presence at İstanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University … memories were rekindled in my mind of the brutal takeover of...

Twitter flags Turkish interior minister’s tweets targeting LGBT community: report

Twitter has restricted access to two recent tweets by Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu that referred to LGBT people as “perverts,” saying the tweets...

VOA documentary explores erosion of press freedom under Erdoğan’s rule

Voice of America (VOA) on Wednesday released “Turkey: Breaking the Silence,” a new documentary exploring the erosion of freedom of the press in Turkey...

Turkish TV stations cut off broadcast after Uyghur woman takes the podium at party...

Turkish TV stations on Wednesday cut off their broadcast of an opposition party meeting in the Turkish Parliament after the party’s leader invited an...

Turkey sentenced 23 journalists to over 100 years in prison in 2020: report

Turkish courts handed down sentences totaling 103 years to 23 journalists in 2020, according to the “BİA Media Monitoring Report 2020,” Turkish Minute reporting,...

Turkey’s intel agency to target exiled journalist, Erdoğan’s advisor says

Mesut Hakkı Caşın, the Turkish president’s advisor on security and foreign policy, openly threatened a Swedish-based Turkish journalist with murder on live TV, broadcast...

Erdoğan blocks news about himself, his family, his senior officials: report

Forty-two percent of news reports blocked in Turkey between November 2019 and October 2020 are related to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his family...

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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...

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