Category : Turkey Statements

Exiled Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçın arrested in Spain

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Spanish authorities to allow Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçın to return to Sweden.

Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau

alt informationIndex on Censorship urges Turkish authorities to immediately release French journalist Loup Bureau and drop all charges against him.

Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director

alt informationIndex condemns the arrest of Idil Eser, director of Amnesty International Turkey, and demands her immediate and unconditional release

Support Turkey’s dismissed academics

alt informationIn the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, the government dismissed over 8,000 academics from state institutions following Emergency Decree 675.

Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights

alt informationFollowing the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents

Turkey’s deteriorating freedom of expression and media freedom

alt informationIndex on Censorship, PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and 65 organisations are deeply concerned by the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey

Index condemns Turkey’s “deteriorating environment for free speech”

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns the recent wave of arrests and forced closures of media outlets in Turkey.

Turkey: Parliament must defend the health of democracy

alt informationThe undersigned organisations call on Turkey's national assembly to end the recently extended state of emergency, and take immediate steps to repair the damage to freedom of expression

Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked

alt informationWe, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice.

Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins international NGOs to call on Turkey to drop charges against five journalists.

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

alt informationThe Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave a 2016 Press Freedom Award to a coalition of international organisations, including Index on Censorship, that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom.