“The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, and government action which

© Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images Globally, one third of all imprisoned journalists, media workers and executives are in Turkey’s prisons, with the vast majority among them waiting to be brought to trial. Some have been languishing in prison for

 
The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 11 defended the major constitutional changes that will be submitted to Turkish citizens in a referendum in April
 
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, saying they used a polarizing and divisive language by accusing naysayers of the upcoming referendum of siding with terrorists
 
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been victorious in every election and referendum it has entered over the past 15 years, and one of the most important names responsible for this success was the late Erol Olçok, the brains behind the party’s election campaigns.

No Turkish journalist arrested for writing stories, Turkish FM says

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that here are no journalists currently under custody in Turkey just for doing their jobs and writing stories.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said the result of the upcoming referendum on constitutional reforms would be important for the future of Turkey on Feb. 11

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