Category : Turkey Statements
Index calls the re-arrest of novelist Ahmet Altan “arbitrary and cruel”
Turkish authorities re-arrested the internationally known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from more than three years in detention. Index on Censorship and 24 other NGOs say that his re-arrest, on 12 November, was an extraordinarily low blow in a case that has been marked by political interference and arbitrariness from […]
Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists
Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 18 other human rights and freedom of expression organisations condemn a Turkish pro-government think-tank’s report that accuses leading international media of being biased against the government and singles out their correspondents for attack.
Farcical indictment shows how far Turkey has fallen
Index on Censorship condemns a criminal indictment sent to a Turkish court against 16 civil society leaders including artist Meltem Arikan, actors Memet Ali Alabora and Pinar Ogun, and journalist Can Dündar.