Turkey- looking ahead to 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, the crackdown on the Turkish media, civil society and the opposition that accelerated after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, shows no sign of abating. Turkey remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists for the second consecutive year. Journalists, academics and opposition politicians face being squeezed even further in […]

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu visits London

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has had a warm welcome this week in London. He had several meetings with the members of the Turkish community  and his party representatives in London. Addressing the Turkish speaking audiences, Mr.  Kılıçdaroğlu was outspoken and clear communicating his concerns and policies for Turkey. The […]

Lies, lies and more lies

The growing prevalence of disinformation or ‘fake news’ is harming societies, undermining democracy and threatening freedom of the media. Dissemination of false information and manipulation of public opinion have always existed as propaganda, but in recent years they became much more insidious and difficult to detect. According to Freedom House’s ‘Freedom on the Net 2017’ […]