Turkey

Turkey

Erdogan against the media

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embarked on an offensive against Turkey’s media. Journalists are harassed, many have been accused of “insulting the president” and the Internet is systematically censored. The regional context – the war in Syria and Turkey’s offensive against the PKK Kurds – is exacerbating the pressure on the media, which are also accused of “terrorism.” The media and civil society are nonetheless resisting Erdogan’s growing authoritarianism.

151
in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-2

149 in 2015

Global score

-6.60

44.16 in 2015

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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