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

Recent articles in Turkey

Council of Europe triggers infringement proceedings against Turkey over refusal to release Osman Kavala

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in 2019 that Turkey should release civil society leader Osman Kavala. Infringement proceedings were initiated due to Turkey’s failure to abide by the ECtHR decision.

Turkey: Journalist Nurcan Yalçın handed 3 years and 7 months in prison

Yalçın was convicted of “aiding an illegal organization” and “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” She was indicted as part of an investigation into the Rosa Women’s Association.

Turkey: Court suspends police directive banning recording at protests

The ruling is an important step toward safeguarding media coverage of protests in Turkey, which have recently been marred by cases of police violence.