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PEN America Welcomes Release of Turkish Musician

"Grup Yorum has faced years of persecution at the hands of the Turkish government, which has fallaciously accused members of terrorism for merely making music and has repeatedly raided… More

Ali Aracı Grup Yorum

Aracı is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish government and members have faced serious threats.… More

Mehmet Baransu

Baransu has been detained since March 2015 for his reporting on an alleged coup attempt that referenced leaked military documents. He faces charges in at least four distinct court… More

Aslı Erdoğan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Aslı Erdoğan is a renowned novelist and human rights activist in Turkey who faced terrorism charges for her journalistic work. More

Writers at Risk Database

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Çulhaoğlu is a prolific author and lead columnist for political publication Türk Solu. His writing and tweets served as evidence of terrorism charges, leading to a 6-year and 3-month… More