Category : Turkey

Turkey: The Kurdish victims of Sur

alt informationIn the wake of the failed July 2016 coup against the government of Turkey, emergency rule has brought with it the expropriation of homes and the displacement of residents in the country's south-east.

Exiled Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçın arrested in Spain

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Spanish authorities to allow Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçın to return to Sweden.

Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau

alt informationIndex on Censorship urges Turkish authorities to immediately release French journalist Loup Bureau and drop all charges against him.

#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom

alt information2017 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Digital Activism award-winner Turkey Blocks continues to monitor internet freedom in Turkey.

Cumhuriyet journalists: Imprisoned for changing editorial policy

alt informationCumhuriyet journalists and executives face trial beginning Monday 24 July for abetting the failed 15 July 2016 coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser

alt informationIndex on Censorship took part in a rally on 12 July at the Turkish Embassy in London to call for the release of the director of Amnesty International Turkey

Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director

alt informationIndex condemns the arrest of Idil Eser, director of Amnesty International Turkey, and demands her immediate and unconditional release

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.