Turkish censors vs Netflix, series 1 episode 1
All that is solid in the Turkish media melted into air over the past year, and much of the entertainment content have migrated from traditional platforms to streaming services like YouTube and Netflix.
Why was this Turkish sociologist given a life sentence?
Fifteen years after she was detained for allegedly perpetrating a terrorist attack in Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, and eleven years after she was acquitted of those charges, the Turkish sociologist Pınar Selek again found herself on the wrong side of the law when Turkey’s High Court sentenced her to aggravated life imprisonment last week. The Court […]
The trouble with Taraf
looks at how Turkey's "first truly liberal newspaper" has shaken up the country's media
Turkish Prime Minister takes on historical soap opera
In Turkey, television drama is big business. A handful of big-budget productions attract millions of viewers every week, both at home and abroad. According to Abdullah Çelik, the head of property rights department in the culture ministry, more than 65 million dollars were received from foreign television companies in acquisitions of TV dramas, with more […]
Turkish crackdown on Kurdish journalists
As over 40 people, many of them journalists, are detained on terrorism charges across Turkey, Kaya Genç
examines the latest attempt to silence the Kurdish press