Turkey

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

News & Updates

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

In response to the detention of prominent journalists from the Turkish newspaper Zaman and Samanyolu Broadcasting Group on charges of establishing an armed terror organization, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Europe
Jennifer Dunham
Project Manager, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries and enforce these more strictly during the accession process.

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

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Europe

Experts

Director for Eurasia Programs


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Project Director of "Freedom of the Press"


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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