Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus

Two Cypruses, two versions of media freedom

Free speech is constitutionally guaranteed in both parts of the divided island but is threatened by this division. In the north (the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), the presence of more than 30,000 Turkish army soldiers limits coverage of political developments.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



75 in 2017

Global score


29.88 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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