Turkey

75 million people
10,410 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

Turkey in a Time of War

The Turkish government has taken over Koza İpek Holding, one of Turkey’s largest companies, owns the Kanaltürk and Bugün TV channels. 

In response to Turkish authorities’ continued detention of Mohammed Rasool, an Iraqi journalist who was working for VICE News in southeast Turkey, and the detention September 6th of Fredrike Geerdi

Project Director, Nations in Transit

The government’s decision to reignite the Kurdish conflict is a cynical ploy to recover the ruling party’s parliamentary majority. It is also a disastrous strategic blunder that has drawn in the United States.

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Experts

Project Director, Nations in Transit

Nate Schenkkan is the Project Director for Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual survey of democratic governance from Central Europe to Eurasia. 

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Signature Reports

Special Reports

The Struggle for Turkey's Internet

Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, according to a Freedom House report released in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.

Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey

Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists and media owners who dispute government claims, deepening the country’s political and social polarization.

Programs

In Turkey, we help civil society and government leaders address challenges to citizen participation in the legislative process through hands-on fellowship experiences.

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