Category : Turkey

Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists

alt informationThroughout June, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has recorded a number of violations in Turkey, which is now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

#WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK

alt informationThe Royal Shakespeare Company performed an abridged version of Turkish journalist's book We Are Arrested

Turkey: Rights groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup

alt informationIndex on Censorship is joining a mission to Turkey to observe the first hearing in a trial concerning 17 defendants, including a number of journalists, accused of participating in the failed 2016 coup.

Support Turkey’s dismissed academics

alt informationIn the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, the government dismissed over 8,000 academics from state institutions following Emergency Decree 675.

Turkey: Academics facing terror charges reach 90 days on hunger strike

alt informationNuriye Gulmen, a professor of literature, and Semih Ozakca, a primary school teacher, were both fired following the issuing of emergency decree 675 by Erdogan’s government

Ece Temelkuran: No haven for critical thought in Turkey

alt informationTurkish author Ece Temelkuran is growing increasingly anxious about life under President Erdogan, she told Index on Censorship.

Turkey: The wife of imprisoned journalist Murat Aksoy tells of his ordeal

alt informationJournalist Murat Aksoy has been detained in Turkey's post-coup crackdown. His wife Şehriban tells how the arrests have taken a toll on her family.

Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed

alt informationEach week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights

alt informationFollowing the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents

Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June

alt informationNine months. That's how long brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan have been in pre-trail detention in Turkey. Prosecutors are demanding multiple life sentences for the brothers, who will face their first day in court on 19 June.

#FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them”

alt informationOn World Press Freedom Day protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in London to highlight the arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey