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