Turkey

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

On 15th November, Turkish authorities suspended 370 NGOs for alleged links to the Gulen movement, the Kurdish PKK or leftwing organisations. Read more

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

Kurdish minority representatives the latest targets of Turkey's unending crackdown

Conditions for civic activism are rapidly deteriorating in Turkey as authorities move to close space for dissent through arrests and social media shutdowns. Read more

Kurdish minority representatives the latest targets of Turkey's unending crackdown

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

The brutal rape and murder of iconic LGBTI activist, Hande Kader on 8th August prompted a mass mobilisation in Istanbul. Hundreds took to the streets to protest peacefully against the treatment of LGBTI people in Turkey. Read more

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt

On 21st July, in the aftermath of the attempted coup, the National Parliament declared a 3-month state of emergency, giving the Presidential cabinet powers to bypass parliament and enact new laws which restrict or suspend basic rights and freedoms, including the freedom of association. Read more

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt