Stories about Turkey

Behind Bars for 30 Days: EU Leaders Condemn Turkey's Detention of #Istanbul10

The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.

‘With Empty Hands But Deep Beliefs,’ Jamal Hosseini Lost His Life Fighting for Human Rights in Iran

The third anniversary of the mysterious death of Jamal Hosseini, a bridge between underground activists in Iran and the global community of human rights activists.

Who Are the #Istanbul10? Learn About the Work of Jailed Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

A group of human rights defenders and information technology trainers continue to face jail time in Turkey and accusations that they were "aiding a terrorist organization without being a member."

In State of Emergency, Turkey Jails Six Human Rights Defenders Pending Trial

"The accusations of aiding an armed terrorist organisation against them are groundless. Workshops of this kind are common, essential education for human rights organisations."

Human Rights Defenders Are Still Behind Bars in Turkey

In a tweet on behalf of their staff, Amnesty International recalled their efforts to protect (Turkish President) Erdogan when he was arrested in 1998 during a stint as Istanbul's mayor.

Netizen Report: Working in the Public Interest Can Get You Arrested

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Turkish Authorities Detain Top Human Rights Defenders at Training Workshop

"[These] people who have dedicated their lives to human rights. A day will come when they will stand for the rights of those behind these vile news stories."

Mirror Websites Are Helping Turkish Users Reconnect to Wikipedia

While the platform remains blocked, multiple "mirror" websites -- sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated -- have sprung up.

Wikipedia is Turkey's First Major Censorship Target, Post-Referendum. What Will Be Next?

"Whats the aim, to stay uninformed?"

Netizen Report: Social Media Users Arrested for Political Speech in Myanmar, Palestine, Turkey

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Will 2017 Be a Better Year for Turkey's Media?

Turkey's government continues to conflate journalism it doesn't like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.

Turkey Continues to Arrest Kurdish Politicians, Restrict Internet Use

"What was done tonight is not only a coup but also an operation to separate the country!"

‘We Will Not Surrender': Opposition Voices Rally to Support Turkey's Besieged Media

Yet another independent media outlet in post-coup attempt Turkey is on the brink.

Demystifying Social Media Censorship — in Arabic, Spanish and English

Social media platforms have terms of use that restrict several types of content including nudity, hate speech, and violence. But these difficult-to-define rules are always subject to interpretation.

WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Collateral Recklessness

From rape victims to democratic party donors, WikiLeaks' latest data dumps demonstrate a disturbing trend of publishing the personal information of private individuals.

Netizen Report: What do Zimbabwe, Kashmir, and Turkey Have in Common? Internet Censorship.

In this edition, we report on #ShutdownZim protests that sparked Zimbabwe to block WhatsApp, the full-on Internet shutdown in Kashmir and ongoing social media censorship in Brazil, Ethiopia and Turkey.

World Refugee Day: Fear of Arrest Drives Journalists Into Exile

"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."

Kurdish Reporter Faces Jail Time in Turkey for Twitter and Facebook Posts

Turkish authorities increasingly "conflate coverage of banned groups and investigation of sensitive topics with outright terrorism or other anti-state activity."

Syrian Filmmaker Naji Jerf Killed in Turkey After Exposing ISIS Crimes in Aleppo

Syrian film-maker Naji Jerf, 38, was shot dead in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey, for uploading a video exposing ISIS crimes in Aleppo, Syria, on YouTube.

Turkey Puts a Gun to the Media's Head in Lead-up to Elections

Information campaigns and physical intimidation that once targeted Kurdish and leftist media are now being aimed at major media outlets of all kinds.

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