Tag Archives: Murat Cekic

Çarşı on trial: Turkey’s war on dissent takes a tragicomic turn

It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.  In their determination to root out all opposition, Turkish authorities today called members of the soccer fan club, Çarşı, to court under the same broadly phrased anti-terror statutes that were employed … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty International, Erdogan, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, Gezi Park, Press Freedom, Taksim, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

The Pinar Selek Case: The “Ground Hog Day Prosecution”

One of the great romantic comedies of my youth was Groundhog Day, the story of a misanthrope news reporter doomed to repeat the same awful day over and over again until he got it right. The news today that a … Continue reading

Posted in Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

May 1, 2014

Again, this May 1, the streets of Istanbul witnessed police violence today, as tens of thousands of police were mobilized to prevent demonstrators from staging a rally in Taksim Square.  Follow events on the ground on twitter with Turkey Researcher, … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty International, Andrew Gardner, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, Taksim, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , ,