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Sign the Petition. Fight for Freedom of Expression in Turkey.

As we’ve written in previous posts, the Fourth Judicial Package passed earlier this month marked some important improvements for freedom of expression in Turkey.  But the hard reality is that it did not go nearly far enough. Rather than push … Continue reading

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One minute….

It is more than just a moment of high political theater in Turkey’s recent history.  It is also approximately how long it will take you to make a real contribution to protecting freedom of expression in Turkey. One voice is … Continue reading

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Poets, Scholars, and other Terrorists

A gaffe has been famously defined by Michael Kinsley as telling a truth the politician didn’t intend to admit.  Maybe that is what happened when former Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin made this infamous speech: …the work of a terrorist … Continue reading

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