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Recent articles in Turkey

Women journalists in Turkey face escalating attacks online

“In addition to being exposed to defamation and insults online, women journalists are also attacked and intimidated via their personal phones, which is a consequence of easily accessed information found online.”

‘JinNews’ reporter Öznur Değer under investigation for reporting on massacre of Kurdish family

Değer is facing charges of “inciting the public to hatred and hostility or humiliation”. Her social media posts – including statements such as “I am Kurd too” and “Kurds are being massacred in Konya” – are being used as evidence against her.

A picture representing a mugshot of the Twitter bird is seen on a smartphone, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 March 2014, OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey: 83-year-old actor faces prison for tweets “insulting” President Erdoğan

Stage actor Genco Erkal faces up to 4 years and 8 months in prison for “insulting the president” for tweets about the presidential system and referring to allegations that Erdoğan did not graduate from university.