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Recent articles in Turkey

Budapest, Hungary, 9 February 2021. The chairman of the critical Hungarian radio broadcaster Klubrádió poses at the station's headquarters in Budapest, after it lost an appeal to keep its license, ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images

MFRR Report: State Capture and Media Freedom in Hungary, Poland and Turkey

“In Hungary, Poland and Turkey, increasing control of ruling parties over state-controlled companies, advertising agencies, media regulators, competition watchdogs and even the courts, has allowed for a steady intensification and diversification of campaigns against critical press.”

After photojournalist Bülent Kılıç was detained during the Pride Parade, his colleagues gathered to protest police violence with banners that said "free press, free country", outside the Istanbul Governor's Office, Turkey, 29 June 2021, Onur Dogman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

New Turkey report: May and June saw increased police violence against reporters and 109 journalists stand trial

Expression Interrupted’s report shows that freedom of expression and the media continues to deteriorate in Turkey, despite an ongoing decline in the number of journalists in prison and government “reforms”.

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.