Tag Archives: Lawsuit

Turkey’s War on Journalists

The Turkish war on journalists is, by this time, well documented.  Reporters without Borders has called Turkey “the world’s biggest prison for journalists.” And imprisonment is only one of the ways that authorities have worked to silence journalists in Turkey. … Continue reading

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No more Mr. Nice Guy

Two court cases caught our eye this morning.  One highlights excessive use of force by security services and their impunity from prosecution; the other highlights the use of lawsuits to dampen free speech.  Neither reflects well on Turkish authorities. In … Continue reading

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The sensitive Mr. Erdogan

Prime Minister Erdogan is not the first Turkish politician to use lawsuits as a means of cowing the press.  But few have used it as frequently or to as great effect. Most recently, Prime Minister Erdogan has filed a lawsuit … Continue reading

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