IPS Communication Foundation – Bianet
Articles by IPS Communication Foundation – Bianet

Erdoğan’s remarks came after insults were directed at his son-in-law Berat Albayrak on social media. Declaring the tweets “immoral” and “dishonourable”, Erdoğan pledged a bill to control “this kind of media”.

The mass blocking of social media platforms and websites represents a huge assault on freedom of expression. IFEX member “Bianet” was not informed of the reason for the block.

Amnesty International activists hold a protest outside the EU commission with giant figures depicting activists who were detained in Turkey, in Brussels, Belgium, 25 July 2017, REUTERS/Eric Vidal

The Prosecutor’s Office has drafted the indictment for rights advocates from various organisations who were detained during a digital security workshop on July 5 in Büyükada.

Amnesty International Belgium's Director Philippe Hensmans poses in a cage in front of the Turkish embassy in Brussels on 10 July 2017 to protest against the detention of his Turkish counterpart Idil Eser, REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

40 rights organisations from five different continents demand the release of human rights defenders detained in Turkey.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

A man holds a poster with the slogan '#FREEDENIZ' during a protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin, 28 February 2017, AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

In his letter from prison, “Die Welt” journalist Deniz Yücel has written that the conditions were better than in detention and that he still had to laugh about the reason for his arrest.

A man holds the latest copy of Cumhuriyet outside its headquarters after Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least eight senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper in Istanbul, 31 October 2016, AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

Police raided the homes of Cumhuriyet Daily Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, President of the Executive Board Akın Atalay and Cumuhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member and writer Güray Öz.


Aslı Erdoğan has had to endure solitary confinement, sleeping on a urinated bed, and lack of water and medicines. Just one more in the growing list of abuses against writers and journalists in Recep Erdoğan’s post attempted coup Turkey.