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Stories about Turkey

6 September 2019

How Turkey's broadcast regulator is taking over the supervision of online content

Advox

Under a new regulation, local streaming services like Netflix are required to adjust their content to the regulator's rules and guidelines.

2 September 2019

Once celebrated by Homer, Turkey's Mount Ida is losing trees and going bald

Activists and artists join forces in Turkey to fight deforestation caused by mining companies.

6 August 2019

Sentencing of Turkish social media influencer sparks debate on free speech

Advox

A Turkish Twitter celebrity is being sued for allegedly advocating drug consumption, reigniting the debate about online freedom of expression

4 July 2019

Can Turkish politics be depolarised?

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu is Istanbul's new mayor, but his victory could mean so much more than that.

17 June 2019

As battle for Istanbul reaches fever pitch, Turkey's ruling party regrets its pop culture problem

As the clock ticks down on the rerun Istanbul municipal election, the tension is getting unbearable.

3 May 2019

Running counter: An interview with a French publisher of Turkish literature

"Kontr is a publishing house, and a home where one invites the ones he likes, it is not a factory aimed at producing goods, labels or at making money."

19 April 2019

Sex abuse and harassment cases prompt protests at Turkey's university campuses

"He forced himself on me...He hit my head three or four times on the floor. I passed out. When I opened my eyes, it was 1.30 AM."

10 April 2019

Four real-life locations that could have featured in Game of Thrones

As viewers gear up for one last dose of dynastic squabbling, political intrigue and looming supernatural doom, four actual locations that wouldn't be out of place on Westeros and Essos.

31 March 2019

Uyghur man bids to save ‘most extraordinary mom in the world’ from Chinese camp

Advox

"There is no due process, there is no trial. Nobody knows when they are getting out."

21 March 2019

Christchurch massacre brings out the best and worst in humanity

"He may have sought notoriety but we, in New Zealand, will give nothing — not even his name."

8 March 2019

Four years on from student's shocking murder, Turkish higher education disavows gender equality

"We need to consider that these meanings are not appropriate for our values or accepted by our society."

13 February 2019

#MetooUyghur campaign asks Chinese government to prove that Xinjiang detainees are still alive

Uyghur communities from all over the world are using the #MetooUyghur hashtag to demand answers about the welfare of their loved ones.

20 November 2018

Welcome to the ‘New Turkey': Five years after Gezi park, protesters face new threats of arrest

Advox

What seemed like a spike in repression against civil society advocates and intellectuals may actually be the new normal.

14 September 2018

One Syrian's harrowing journey to freedom

"For the first time in years we saw streets undamaged by missiles, sidewalks unmarred by shrapnel, and walls unblemished by war."

3 August 2018

Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East

Advox

The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.

11 July 2018

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

Advox

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

29 June 2018

Turkey looks ahead to a strongman era

The political presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now too dominant to be checked by rivals or institutions.

28 June 2018

Netizen Report: As Erdogan’s reign continues, journalists remain under attack — are translators next in line?

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

20 June 2018

A fridge, a kettle and a farm. Metaphors abound in Turkey's troubling presidential election

Humor has emerged as a potent weapon for incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main electoral rivals. He is not amused.

10 May 2018

Social media platforms are ablaze as Turks say “enough” to President Erdogan

In Turkish, "tamam" means "that's enough". And that is exactly what Turks are saying to the president.