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Turkish police took 11 members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the third largest party in parliament, into custody November 4. 

cumhuriyet newspaper

On October 31, police raided the offices of Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest newspaper and detained 13 staff member. 

 Turkish authorities are ordered to block broadcasts by more than a dozen independent TV and radio outlets.

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

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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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