Category : Turkey Statements

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

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.