Category : Turkey

Semih Poroy: Life under emergency rule

A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on life in Turkey under emergency rule.

Memnune Mayda: “Our only child is definitely not a traitor”

The mother of Özkan Mayda, a Turkish photojournalist for the Zaman daily, shares her son's story.

Semih Poroy: Turkey’s place in the world

A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on Turkey on the international stage.

Turkey’s deteriorating freedom of expression and media freedom

Index on Censorship, PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and 65 organisations are deeply concerned by the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey

Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist

Sixteen courageous individuals and organisations who fight for freedom of expression in every part of the world

Mapping Media Freedom: French journalists ejected from Le Pen appearance

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Turkey: Bans on Kurdish arts festivals spark solidarity actions

Arts organisation Siyah Bant examines how emergency rule has affected artistic expression in Diyarbakır in southeastern Turkey

Learn from Turkey: Resistance can’t just end at “No”

Writer Ece Temelkuran warns global movements to learn from the example of her homeland.

Dim hopes for 2017, but we’ll keep up the struggle for a free world

Journalist Yavuz Baydar writes about this hopes for Turkey's journalists in 2017

Turkey: Pro-government newspapers rewarded with state-sponsored advertising

Imprisoned journalists make headlines, but the Turkish government has a more insidious method for controlling the media

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Turkey: “The worst time is when the ruler and the evil of the people are united”

I am a Turkish activist, a human rights defender, a dissident, and currently I feel like a lab rat trapped in a maze, trying to find an exit to freedom.