Tag Archives: Ahmet Sik

Friday notes: Gulen Crackdown, Maras, and some good news regarding Pinar Selek

Some brief notes from Turkish human rights news: 1. Zaman’s Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı was released from custody due to lack of evidence, according to press accounts.  Four others, including Samanyolu TV General Manager, Hidayet Karaca, will be held pending trial.  … Continue reading

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Release of major report Amnesty Report on Gezi Crackdown

I have worked on human rights in Turkey for well over a decade now, first volunteering at shelters for refugees and migrants as a doctoral student and, later, as Country Specialist for Amnesty International.  Working with any large institutions brings … Continue reading

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Reporters without Borders: At least a dozen journalists injured during recent protests

As protests once again sweep Turkey, the watchdog group, Reporters without Borders has highlighted the extent to which journalists have seemingly been targeted by police: Reporters Without Borders condemns the resumption of police violence against journalists that has accompanied a … Continue reading

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Amid the violence: Journalists under siege

Turkey has had a shoddy record on protecting independent journalism for years now. Termed by the Committee to Protect Journalists  “the world’s worst jailer of journalists,” international journalist groups like the CPJ and and Reporters without Borders have underlined the … Continue reading

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English PEN “welcomes” Turkish Minister of Culture

In an open letter to Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ömer Çelik, English PEN welcomes him to the 2013 London Book Fair, at which Turkey will be a “market focus.”  PEN notes with regret, however, that this celebration of … Continue reading

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English PEN calls for charges against Ahmet Şık to be dropped

With the anniversary of Ahmet Şık’s release pending trial English PEN has called for charges against him to be dropped and initiated a letter-writing campaign on his behalf. You can find out more about the case and how to take … Continue reading

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