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In a bizarre case against human rights activists, prosecutors are stretching the definition of terrorism beyond all recognition.

The detention of Osman Kavala is a significant escalation in the Turkish government’s assault on civil society and media.

A Turkish court sentences a Wall Street Journal reporter to 25 months in prison for "terrorist propaganda" and her 2015 article on conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish government.

Director for Special Research

Erdoğan’s relentless drive for power has worsened fissures in society, the military, and the ruling party itself.

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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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Dealing with the New Turkey: Recommendations for US Policy after the Elections

The victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the June 2018 elections has cemented the long-term trend of democratic decline and authoritarian consolidation in Turkey. This consolidation has coincided with, and contributed to, a sharp divergence from Turkey’s traditional strategic alignment with the United States. This brief provides an overview of recent developments and looks at how U.S. foreign policy should respond to the “New Turkey.”

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.

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