Tag Archives: Turkey

You are what you eat

An interesting story in last Friday’s International New York Times (6 March 2015) headed ‘ Turkey’s leader takes no risk with food’ It revealed that President Erdogan is having his food tested before he eats, not by human testers – Pharaohs, Roman Emperors, Popes, Kings etc – but in a lab with five experts analysing his meals for any suspicious substances. Continue reading You are what you eat

Six journalists targeted by Turkish police

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has criticized a new wave of violence against journalists in Turkey covering the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests. Journalists covering the Gezi protests’ anniversary in Istanbul and Ankara have again been beaten, intimidated, insulted and injured by the Turkish police forces while doing their job. Continue reading Six journalists targeted by Turkish police

Campaigning for Turkish journalists’ right

On 5 November the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its affiliates marked  ‘Stand Up for Journalism Day’ and its adopted the motto “journalism as a public good” to rekindle the spirit of mission and solidarity in journalists’ work. In Brussels, the day was used to launch a solidarity campaign with the Turkish Journalists Union (TGS), whose members constantly face a climate of fear and intimidation. The EFJ handed over a letter of protest to Mr. Selim Kuneralp, the Turkish permanent representative to the European Union and demanded his government immediately release 50 journalists currently in Turkish jails. Continue reading Campaigning for Turkish journalists’ right