Ahmet Altan

Ahmet Altan, Imprisoned in Turkey

Ahmet Altan is the founder of Taraf, who was arrested for allegedly spreading subliminal messages on television before an attempted coup against Erdoğan. More

Ahmet Sik

Ahmet Şik | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Ahmet Şık is an investigative journalist and writer dedicated to reporting on human rights abuses and government actions in Turkey. He was charged on December 30, 2016, with disseminating… More

Bergün Varan Grup Yorum

Varan is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum, whose critical songs have angered the Turkish government since its inception. She was arrested in November 2019 during… More

Tuğçe Tayyar Grup Yorum

Tayyar 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

Bahar Kurt Grup Yorum

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

Writers at Risk Database

Helin Bölek Grup Yorum

Bölek was 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

Sultan Gökçek Grup Yorum

Gökçek is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum, whose critical songs have angered the Turkish government since its inception. She was arrested in November 2019 during… More

Selma Altın Grup Yorum

Altın sings in 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. Altın was… More

İbrahim Gökçek Grup Yorum

Gökçek was a member of activist folk band Grup Yorum. From the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish state, and members have faced severe threats. Released… More

Emel Yeşilırmak Grup Yorum

Yeşilırmak is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum who was sentenced to five years in prison. She was released on September 11, 2020. Since the band’s… More

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