Articles by IPS Communication Foundation – Bianet
Journalists Barış Pehlivan and Barış Terkoğlu co-authored “Metastaz-2: Cendere” (“Metastasis 2: The Press”), which examines the government, the judiciary, the 2016 coup attempt, and claims to reveal the infiltration of state institutions by religious sects.
The legislation permits the Ministry of Interior to replace NGO executives who are prosecuted for “terrorism” charges with new members and suspend the activities of groups. Rights groups warn that it threatens freedom of association and will allow the government to repress civil society organizations.
Following the publication of a cartoon of Erdoğan lifting a veiled woman’s dress, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded political and legal action against ‘Charlie Hebdo’.
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.