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Turkey Uncensored is an Index on Censorship project to publish articles from censored Turkish writers, artists and translators.

On 15 July shots heard inside the General Staff headquarters in Ankara signalled the beginning of the assault against Turkey’s democratic institutions. Tanks and fighter jets opened fire on and around parliament and other buildings, resulting in the death of more than 240 people.

This was the catalyst to an unparalleled level of attacks on media freedom in the country. By 30 September, 98 journalists were arrested and charged, 133 media professionals were detained, 133 media outlets were shut down and approximately 2,500 journalists lost their jobs.

CONTRIBUTORS

Yavuz Baydar
Columnist, blogger
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Ece Temelkuran
Journalist, author
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Kaya Genç
Novelist, essayist
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Meltem Arikan
Novelist, playwright
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