Turkey

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

News & Updates

The cofounder of 140journos describes how his innovative media project is filling a news gap left by politically compromised mainstream outlets.

In response to Turkey’s continued indefinite detention of two journalists from the media outlet Evrensel -- reporters Cemil Uğur and Halil İbrahim Polat -- Freedom House issued a statement.

In advance of a hearing September 2 in the case against five former journalists of the closed Turkish newspaper Taraf, Freedom House issued a statement.

Turkey ordered the closure of Özgür Gündem for alleged “terror propaganda” and taken violence actions against journalists reporting on the closure. 

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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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