Category : Turkey

Turkey: Press freedom violations August 2019

alt informationThere were 18 incidents in Turkey in August 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.

Contents: Border forces: how barriers to free thought got tough

alt informationThe autumn 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how border controls round the world have got tougher and are proving barriers to free expression

Border Forces

alt informationThe autumn 2019 Index on Censorship magazine looks at how borders round the world are getting tougher and preventing the exchange of ideas

UN should address Turkey’s crackdown against journalists

alt informationEighteen international organisations have written to the UN Human Rights Council to ask that it address the Turkish government’s repressive campaign against freedom of expression

Cases against Academics for Peace have become emblematic of the attacks on freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationOn 26 July 2019, Turkey’s highest court brought new hope to Turkish academics when it ruled that ten educators who had signed the petition “We will not be a Party to This Crime!” (Bu Suça Ortak Olmayacağız) had been tried unfairly and in violation of their rights. 

Turkey: Press freedom violations July 2019

alt informationThere were 29 incidents in Turkey in July 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.

Blocking ruling “another reminder of just how far from being a democracy Turkey really is”

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns a decision by a Turkish court to block the independent news outlet Bianet and over a hundred other sites, accounts and videos.  The organisation calls for the order to be reversed.

Turkish journalists facing unprecedented surge of physical assaults

alt informationIn Turkey, the government uses national security and terror legislation to censor journalists. Arrests, detentions and trials of media workers are frequent.

Turkey: “Trial is in itself an act of intimidation”

alt informationHuman rights and freedom of expression organisations have condemned a judicial ruling made by a Turkish court in the second hearing of the Gezi Park trial.

Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists

alt informationIndex 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.

Index’s summer magazine launch party takes a look at the Weimar Republic and the lessons for today

alt informationThe summer 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how governments use power to undermine justice and freedom

Turkey: Press freedom violations June 2019

alt informationThere were 30 incidents in Turkey in June 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.