Tag Archives: Freedom House

Freedom House Special Report: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey

In a report issued this week, Freedom House as highlighted once again the worsening human rights situation in Turkey.   The report highlights tightening government control of the press in Turkey and urges the AKP government “to recognize that its efforts … Continue reading

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Freedom House Annual Report: Another bad year for freedom of the press in Turkey (updated)

Freedom House has published in 2013 annual report on freedom of the press.  This year, yet again, Turkey came away with less than passing marks. Turkey remained a regional outlier [in the Western Europe region] with a score of 56, … Continue reading

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Project on Middle East Democracy panel discusses “eroding freedoms” in Turkey

With Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan’s planned visit to the United States only weeks away, US – Turkish relations are very much on the American policy agenda.  Syria, Iran, and Turkish-Israeli relations are likely to top that agenda, but human rights … Continue reading

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“Less Free”

In Freedom House’s ratings of political rights and civil liberties, Turkey’s rating has declined from three to four on the key issue of civil liberties (one is the best possible score, seven is the worst) (Hat tip, Kamil Pasha). Freedom … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Obama

An “open letter” to President Obama, signed jointly by  The Foreign Policy Initiative, Freedom House, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), and Reporters Without Borders was made public today.  The letter notes the important strategic relationship between the United States … Continue reading

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