Category : Ferhat Tunç

Freedom of expression awards playlist

alt informationAs the annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards gala approaches, we've highlighted some of the musical talent of previous

Turkey: Index award winner faces jail

The conviction of Ferhat Tunç signals the marginalisation of dissident Turkish voices, says Kaya Genç

Turkey: Ferhat Tunç given prison sentence

Index award winner, Ferhat Tunç has been sentenced to 25 days in prison for a speech he made during a 2006 concert. Here Turkish novelist Kaya Genç talks to Kurdish musicians --- including Tunç --- about making their voices heard despite continuing discrimination and prejudice

Turkey: Index award-winner Ferhat Tunç acquitted

Kurdish musician Ferhat Tunç, who was facing 15 years in prison for a speech he made at a festival, was acquitted this morning from Diyarbakir Criminal Court in Turkey. The decision follows a petition signed by more than 1,000 supporters and campaigning from PEN. Tunç, who won the 2010 Index on Censorship/Freemuse Freedom of Expression […]

Turkey: Petition to free Turkish singer

More than 1000 people have signed petition calling on authorities to drop trial against singer and Ferhat Tunç, who is facing a prison sentence of up to 15 years after a speech he made at a cultural festival of Siirt. The case against the defendant is being heard at the Diyarbakir 4th High Criminal Court. During […]