More trials pile up

The next day (Wednesday 21 September) we arrived at the Caglayan Court of Justice in Istanbul which was hearing 5 different prosecution cases against journalists. We were originally told that there would only be one! Again we were with the IFJ/EFJ affiliates TGS...

Defending journalism in Turkey

Last week I was on a mission to Turkey on behalf of the International and European Federation of Journalists to observe a number of trials of journalists, which have been on the increase since the failed coup of 15 July and the three month state of emergency...

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,...