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Turkey’s abyssmal HR record draws global attention

As 2013 draws to a close and the world takes stock, it is clear that Turkey’s appalling human rights record is gaining global attention. Below are three of the stories in the international media that caught my eye this past … Continue reading

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Washington debates Turkish Human Rights

On October 23rd, the influential Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center issued “From Rhetoric to Reality: Reframing U.S. Turkey Policy”, a report which, among other recommendations, calls on the U.S. government to “speak out against the imprisonment and firing of journalists, the … 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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Committee to Protect Journalists Blog: Press Freedom Still in Peril

In his blog for CPJ, Özgür Öğret writes that hopes for an end to the conflict between Turkey and the PKK must be balanced with on-going concerns regarding basic issues of human rights, noting that “[according] to CPJ research, three-quarters … Continue reading

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