Category : Turkey

Turkey: Solidarity with journalists falsely accused of leaking government emails

alt informationSix journalists face lengthy jail terms in for allegedly leaking emails from Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and president Erdogan’s son-in-law.

Mehmet Altan: The law or law of the enemy?

alt informationMehmet Altan is an academic economist, journalist, and author of over 25 books.

Ahmet Altan: I am not your defendant

alt informationAhmet Altan is one of over 150 journalists who is in detention 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.

Fourteen months on from arrest, Zaman journalists appear in court

alt informationThe Zaman media case in which 31 journalists, columnists and staff are being tried of membership "of a terrorist organisation", starts 14 months on from the first arrest was made.

Turkey: Court rules that Cumhuriyet journalists will remain under arrest

alt informationThe Cumhuriyet trial resumed on 11 September. The court issued an interim ruling to keep five defendants in prison.

Cumhuriyet: A pained history of suppression, assassinations and betrayal

alt informationThe trial of Cumhuriyet journalists and executives resumes on 11 September. It is more than likely that some of the newspaper’s former executives will testify against them, but neither imprisonment nor backstabbing is new in Cumhuriyet’s strained 93-year existence.

Turkey: A year on from the coup attempt, journalists are still being labelled terrorists

alt informationIn the year since the failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016, Turkey has cemented its position as the largest jailer of journalists in the world, with around 166 journalists in prison by the end of June 2017.

Turkey: The Kurdish victims of Sur

alt informationIn the wake of the failed July 2016 coup against the government of Turkey, emergency rule has brought with it the expropriation of homes and the displacement of residents in the country's south-east.

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.

#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom

alt information2017 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Digital Activism award-winner Turkey Blocks continues to monitor internet freedom in Turkey.