Category : Turkey

Ece Temelkuran: “Make Turkey so-so again!”

The women around me are more alert to the Turkey’s situation than the men are. The comfortable male universe is full of denial.

Yavuz Baydar: In exile you spend your days in a fog

My gut tells me that this time Turkey’s turmoil may turn out to be long-lasting and leave a more harmful imprint on the nation’s soul.

Media freedom comes under unprecedented crackdown in 3Q 2016

An unprecedented series of crackdowns on media professionals and news outlets took place during the third quarter of 2016, recorded by Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project.

Ece Temelkuran: A diary of Turkey’s interesting times

Author Ece Temelkuran brings Index up to date about the latest developments in Turkey.

Turkey: International coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests and media closures

14 leading press freedom groups urge officials to end abuses under state of emergency

Index condemns Turkey’s “deteriorating environment for free speech”

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the recent wave of arrests and forced closures of media outlets in Turkey.

Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked

We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice.

Turkey: Art in troubled times

Asena Günal, the program coordinator of Depo which is a center for arts and culture at Tophane, Istanbul, looks at how Turkey's art community has come under increasing pressure in the past year

23 Sept: “Don’t remain silent” on Turkey. Vigil for teacher Ayşe Çelik and imprisoned writers

Join Index on Censorship for a vigil outside the Turkish embassy in support of Ayşe Çelik, a Turkish teacher facing charges.

Does anonymity need to be defended? Autumn magazine 2016

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed