A special Reuters report angers some: “Insiders reveal how Erdogan tamed Turkey’s newsrooms”

Special Report: Insiders reveal how Erdogan tamed Turkey’s newsrooms | Reuters

ISTANBUL, Aug 31 (Reuters) – When President Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law suddenly quit as finance minister in late 2020, four staff in Turkey’s leading newsrooms said they received a clear direction from their managers: don’t report this until the government says so.

The resignation of Berat Albayrak, which he announced in a Sunday evening Instagram post, was reported by international and independent Turkish news outlets. The lira soared on hopes of a new direction for the beleaguered economy….


Sedat Peker claims to reveal bribery network involving former Halkbank head, Erdoğan advisor

Opposition parties have filed criminal complaints regarding Peker’s claims. The spouse of an AKP deputy mentioned in

Targeted in Sedat Peker’s tweets, Erdoğan advisor resigns citing health problems

“Whomever has information or documents should give them to the prosecutor’s office,” Karaca said about the allegations

Kurdish woman from Syria sent to jail with 2-month-old baby

“Our client has suffered heavy psychological damage and her milk has dried up,” said the woman’s lawyers.
Instead, the Constitutional Cort issued an injunction order for the “necessary measures for the protection of the life and material and spiritual integrity of the applicant.”
Singer Gülşen released to house arrest after four days in jail

The singer was arrested on August 25 for “inciting the public into hatred and animosity” over a joke about Türkiye’s

Unfreedom Monitor Report: Turkey

An excerpt from Advox research on digital authoritarianism in Turkey

Originally published on Global Voices

Image courtesy Ameya Nagarajan

Authoritarian regimes have long had a complicated relationship with media and communications technologies. The Unfreedom Monitor is a Global Voices Advox research initiative examining the growing phenomenon of networked or digital authoritarianism. This extract, about Turkey’s control and censorship of the internet, is from the series of reports to come out of the research under the Unfreedom Monitor. Read the full report here.

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