Turkey seeks detention of journalist over tweet mourning woman killed by ISIL: report

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s office issued a detention warrant for veteran journalist Cengiz Çandar on the charge of praising crime and criminals over...

ECtHR rules Turkey violated rights of singer/columnist jailed on terrorism charges

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said the rights of a famous singer and columnist who was jailed for 14 months in...

Report reveals growing pressure, judicial harassment of journalists in Turkey

An increasing number of journalists are being subjected to government pressure and judicial harassment in Turkey, where 91 journalists are currently in prison for...

Facebook jumps on bandwagon to appoint local representative to Turkey: report

Facebook — the most-visited website in Turkey — following in the footsteps of social media giants like popular video-sharing website YouTube, has decided to...

CPJ calls on Turkish authorities to halt deportation of Iranian journalist Mohammad Mosaed

Turkish authorities should immediately halt the deportation of Iranian investigative journalist Mohammad Mosaed, who has a well-founded fear of persecution if he were to...

Opposition MP: 5 journalists assaulted in first 15 days of 2021 due to lack...

An opposition lawmaker has revealed that five members of the press were assaulted on the street in the first 15 days of 2021, mainly...

Turkish authorities should cease harassing Etkin news agency: CPJ

Turkish authorities should cease harassing the Etkin News Agency (ETHA) and return all property that was confiscated from its office, the Committee to Protect...

Opposition politician injured in assault in front of his Ankara house: report

A politician from Turkey’s opposition Gelecek (Future) Party was hospitalized after he was attacked by five unknown assailants in front of his house in...

Politicians, journalist among 48 detained in İzmir-based counterterrorism operation: report

A total of 48 people, including politicians and a journalist critical of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), were detained as part of...

Anti-gov’t TV station fined due to remarks of former minister

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed an administrative fine on the anti-government Halk TV due to the remarks...

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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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