Category : Turkey

Kurdish reporter sentenced to more than 8 years

alt informationKurdish reporter Nedim Türfent has been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on charges of “membership of a terrorist organisation.”

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media

alt informationJean-Paul Marthoz explores how commercial interference can impact journalism in Europe.

Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist”

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.

Academic freedom under assault in Turkey’s courts

alt informationOver 1,100 academics are facing trial in the wake of the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

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.

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.

Death threats, witness torture mark Kurdish reporter’s trial in Turkey

alt informationThe case of Nedim Türfent, whose journalism has irked authorities, is critical for understanding the plight of press freedom in Turkey, observers say

Turkey: Six journalists remain in prison while lawyers expelled from court

alt informationTurkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan’s defence attorneys were forced to leave the courtroom as their clients stood trial accused of taking part in Turkey’s failed 2016 coup

Turkey: An open letter in support of Osman Kavala

alt informationWe, the undersigned representatives of Time to Talk debate centres from across Europe, were shocked to learn about the detention of Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala’s arrest: A new low in Turkey’s descent

alt informationWhat makes Kavala’s arrest so pervasive is that it sends the message that the government has not been satisfied by the level of the crackdown it has already imposed on civil society

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