Category : Turkey

European Court of Human Rights is failing Turkey’s endangered freedom of expression

alt information“My scream for justice has faded away in a bottomless pit”

No future without the past

alt informationTurkey’s academia witch hunt hits Kurdish studies the most

Turkey: Journalist Seda Taskın’s trial shines light on massive irregularities

alt informationMezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taskın is standing trial in a case that has been marred by serious flaws, including ill-treatment

Downing Street protest: Hundreds voice anger ahead of Erdogan visit

alt informationIndex joined English Pen, Reporters Without Borders, Cartoonist Rights Network International and dozens of protesters to call on the British government to hold president Erdogan accountable for the ongoing crackdown on free speech

Turkish censors vs Netflix, series 1 episode 1

alt informationAll that is solid in the Turkish media melted into air over the past year, and much of the entertainment content have migrated from traditional platforms to streaming services like YouTube and Netflix.

President Erdoğan to visit UK: Join the #FreeTurkeyMedia protest

alt informationTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be visiting the UK for official meetings from 13-15 May. Join us for a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in London calling for the release of Turkey's imprisoned journalists.

Turkey’s judicial system: Under the government’s thumb

alt informationIn the wake of the 15 July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has become a “de facto permanent” emergency regime. The state of emergency, which has been extended six times, has become a convenient pretext for the government to crack down on freedom of expression.

Sharo Ibrahim Garip: “Half of Turkey wants a secular and democratic government”

alt informationIn 2016 hundreds of academics were dismissed from their positions without notice, including sociologist Sharo Ibrahim Garip, who taught at Yuzuncu Yil University

Turkish petition for peace puts academic freedom on trial

alt informationFor Turkish academics, signing a dissenting petition can mean expulsion from their job, the country or even jail time. In Noémi Lévy-Aksu’s case, signing the Academics for Peace petition, “We will not be a party to this crime!” meant losing her teaching position at Boğaziçi University.

War abroad, repression at home: Turkey’s academics and students caught up in new wave of arrests

alt informationSince Turkey launched a military operation in Afrin, northern Syria, in January, state repression against critical voices has escalated.

The abuse of history quiz

alt informationTry our quiz looking at how history is manipulated through the ages