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...

Turkey’s top court says no gov’t decrees can be issued on property rights

A recent decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court said government decrees including those issued during a state of emergency that seize people’s assets are against...

ECtHR judge: Flood of applications from Turkey could block the court

Işıl Karakaş, a Turkish judge serving at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), said on Thursday that an increased number of applications from...

German Federal Bar President asks Bozdağ to guarantee lawyers to perform their duties

Ekkehart Schaffer, the President of  the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer), which represents 28 German Bars and entire legal profession in Germany, has sent a...

Co-rapporteur Mikko urges PACE to place Turkey under monitoring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=8s&v=VDuY8p8qtj0&app=desktop Marianne Mikko, co-rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialog with Turkey, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), criticized Turkey for jailing journalists en masse,...

PACE committee lambasts Turkey on lack of media freedom & jailed journalists

Stockholm (Jan.26, 2017) - The Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) issued a statement today expressing its deep concern about...

The Number Of Jailed Journalists In Turkey Reaches To 200

Stockholm Center for Freedom, an advocacy group that monitors rights violations in Turkey, has updated its mammoth list of jailed journalists in Turkey which...

Detention warrants issued for purged 52 members of Supreme Court of Appeals

As part of an ongoing purge in Turkey, detention warrants were issued on Wednesday for 52 dismissed members of the country’s Supreme Court of...

CHP’s İnce: CHP deputies will be jailed just like HDP deputies

A vocal critic of his own party, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Muharrem İnce said on Wednesday that CHP deputies will be...

Police attempt to detain university students singing ‘Say No in Referendum’ song

Police officers attempted to detain university students who sang a song on a ferry criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s authoritarian policies and calling on...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

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Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

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