Archive | April, 2014

Turkey Under Surveillance

With the presidential approval on Friday, Turkey’s new security bill giving broader powers to the country’s intelligence service has now become law. The government says the changes were necessary to modernise the security services in order to improve its capabilities to deal with the present day challenges. It is also claimed that the legislation introduces […]

Turkey and Azerbaijan- New Partners in Media Repression?

Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadirov’s deportation from Turkey and his subsequent detention, charged with espionage upon arrival in Baku have raised strong international reaction. However, in Turkey itself, there has been very little response to the news. The daily Cumhuriyet, which gave the most prominent coverage to the news, reported the development with a headline “The […]