Tag Turkey
3 May

Report Launch: “Turkey: Throttling the Media in Crucial Election Year”

As Turkey prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections, press freedom and human rights groups demand that, whoever forms the next government, unwinding a decade of restrictions on media freedom must be a central priority for the country.

25 Apr

Turkey: International groups demand release of Kurdish journalists, lawyers, political party officials

On 25 April, coordinated dawn raids in Turkey targeted homes and offices of 126 people including journalists, lawyers, rights defenders, political activists and artists in 21 provinces, based on unclear charges.

20 Apr

Turkey: Protect end-to-end encrypted services

The undersigned CSOs and companies urge the Turkish BTK to ensure that the right to secure and private communications, including end-to-end encrypted communications are protected.

13 Apr

Turkey: Broadcast regulator must stop punishing critical reporting ahead of elections

We call on Turkey's broadcast regulator (RTÜK) to immediately stop fining broadcasters for their critical reporting.

12 Oct

Turkey: Nine press freedom and journalism groups to examine media freedom crisis in build up to 2023 elections

A coalition of international journalism, press freedom and human rights groups will carry out a three-day mission to Turkey to investigate serious, continued threats to independent journalism in the country.

6 Oct

International Press Freedom Groups Condemn Turkey Disinformation Bill Placed before Parliament

A group of international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations today called on Turkish Members of Parliament (MPs)MPs to vote against down the bill on “disinformation and fake news".

9 Sep

Turkey: Solidarity with twenty journalists including TGS leadership blacklisted by police

The partner organisations of the MFRR express solidarity with the twenty journalists blacklisted by the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM) for their writing and join Turkey’s Journalists Union (TGS) in denouncing an apparent attempt to intimidate independent journalists and trade unionists.

26 Aug

Turkey: International groups call to restore Evrensel’s right to receive public ads

18 press freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights organisations call on the Turkish Press Advertising Agency (BİK) to withdraw its decision to revoke the right of the independent Evrensel newspaper to receive public ads.

8 Jun

International groups call on Turkey’s parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship

ECPMF joined a group of international media freedom, and freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations today to for the immediate dismissal of the bill on “disinformation and fake news”.

7 Jun

Press Freedom Organisations Demand An End to Systemic Police Violence Against Journalists

ECPMF joined CFWIJ and a group of press freedom organisations to demand an end to the systemic violence against journalists in Turkey, especially at the hands of the police.