Kurdish newspaper receives two-month publication ban

Recent articles in Turkey

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (L) delivers a speech during a session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 26 April 2021. as the President of the European Council Charles Michel looks on; EU leaders gathered to evaluate Turkey - EU relations. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Fundamental rights and the rule of law must be at the heart of EU-Turkey relations, stress international groups

IFEX is among 16 human rights and freedom of expression organisations calling on the European Council to strengthen its demands on Turkey to end the backsliding on human rights and freedom of expression.

A commemoration marking the 27th anniversary of the killing of investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu, in Ankara, Turkey, 24 January 2020, Altan Gocher/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

International groups call on Turkey to investigate new allegations related to journalists’ unsolved murders

Allegations have recently been made by a mob leader in connection with the murders of investigative journalists Uğur Mumcu and Kutlu Adalı, killed in Turkey and Northern Cyprus in 1993 and 1996, respectively.

The front page of "Cumhuriyet" depicts the on-going trial in Istanbul against the paper's journalists and executives on terrorism charges, with a headline that reads 'Let this oppression end', 9 March 2018, Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Turkey using terrorism legislation to gag and jail journalists

Those who investigate the government’s actions with regard to Islamic State, the arms it has sent to Syria, or abuses by the security forces are systematically accused of “espionage,” “terrorist propaganda,” “defaming” the judicial system or the security forces or even “attacking an anti-terrorism agent.”