Category : Turkey Statements

A permanent state of emergency by any name is no substitute for respecting human rights

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins call for Turkey's government to end the state of emergency by withdrawing recently passed legislation that replicates many of the state of emergency's special provisions

An open letter for the attention of the future President of the Republic of Turkey

alt informationSeventeen international freedom of expression and professional organisations have sent a joint letter with their demands for how to protect and strengthen media freedom and independent journalism in Turkey to all candidates in the upcoming presidential elections

Guilty verdicts against the Cumhuriyet journalists and executives must be overturned

alt informationInternational NGOs call on the institutions of the Council of Europe and its member states to remind Turkey of its international obligation to respect and protect human rights

Turkish authorities must halt their repression of Kurdish culture and language

alt informationThe undersigned international press freedom groups call on Turkish authorities to immediately release the 12 printworkers and staff arrested on 28 March at the premises and print works of the newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and the further 15 staff taken into custody after home raids on the morning of 29 March 2018

Turkey should immediately release Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay

alt informationTurkey should immediately implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and release the veteran journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay without delay, a coalition of nongovernmental groups said,

A black day for press freedom and justice in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns Turkey’s sentencing of six defendants -- including journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilcak -- to aggravated life sentences.

Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined a group of international organisations to call on the EU to take action on Turkey's freedom of expression record.

Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins free expression organisations intervening before the European Court of Human Rights on cases of detained journalists in Turkey

Syrian mother and daughter journalists murdered in Istanbul

alt informationThe bodies of Syrian journalists Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla Barakat were discovered in their apartment in Istanbul.

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