Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: Conditional Release | Turkey

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan were arrested in September 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers, writers, and journalists following the 2016 failed coup. More

Nazli Ilicak

Nazlı Ilıcak | Status: Conditional Release | Turkey

Nazli Ilicak, a 72-year-old veteran journalist, former member of parliament, and avid supporter of democracy, was arrested as part of a crackdown following an attempted coup in July 2016.… More

Turkish flag in red and white with a star and crescent

Turkey: Gezi Park case must be dismissed

PEN Centers in fourteen countries today joined PEN International and Norwegian PEN in calling for the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu and… More

Ayse Duzkan standing outside the Istanbul Prosecutor's Office

Turkey: Free Ayşe Düzkan

Writer, journalist and publisher Ayşe Düzkan is serving an 18-month prison sentence for ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organisation’. She is one of 56 journalists and activists who took… More

Zehra Dogan

Zehra Doğan | Status: Released | Turkey

Zehra Doğan, a Turkish journalist and artist, was sentenced on March 24, 2017 to two years and ten months in prison for creating a painting of a Turkish city… More