Turkey: Writer Ahmet Altan released after Supreme Court overturns his conviction

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President Erdoğan and Turkish deputies arrive at the opening of the fourth legislative session of the Parliament's 27th term, at the Grand National Assembly, in Ankara, 1 October 2020, Muhammet Fatih OgraÅ/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Turkey: Concern over proposals to introduce new regulation of “fake” and “foreign-funded” news

IFEX joins rights groups in expressing concern that the proposed regulations could amount to the creation of a new tool for government censorship – and urging that any measures to counter the spread of disinformation and propaganda be based on international freedom of expression law and standards.

27 March 2019. Artists mark World Theatre Day in Istanbul, Turkey, even though the event was banned by the government and a number of artists were facing restrictions and censorship. Erhan Demirtas/NurPhoto via Getty Images

PEN America report details crackdown on creative voices in Turkey

The new report outlines the legal mechanisms that the Turkish government has used to silence writers, activists, artists, academics, and creative professionals over the past five years.

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.