Category : 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.

Turkey: Linguist finds himself locked up for free speech

Linguist and newspaper columnist, Sevan Nişanyan has found himself being locked up for 16 years after being subjected to a torrent of lawsuits relating to a mathematics village he was building

Turkey is a country of blood-sucking spirits

A poem by Meltem Arikan on the current state of Turkey: The piece of land surrounded by water on three sides is turning into a country where blood-sucking spirits conquer people’s bodies

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.