Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, was arrested after standing in solidarity with and serving as a “guest editor” for Özgür Gündem, a pro-Kurdish newspaper that… More

Craig Murray

Craig Murray

An author, blogger, and former diplomat, Murray was charged in April 2020 for blog posts that could have revealed the identities of sexual assault victims in a case involving… More

Gulgeç Akdeniz Gulgeş Deryaspî

Gulgeç Akdeniz is a literary writer who has published three books in Kurdish. She was arrested on July 25, 2019 during raids across Bitlis province in eastern Turkey. On… More

Hasan Cemal

Hasan Cemal

Hasan Cemal, a prolific author, columnist, and former newspaper editor, has been continually harrassed, slapped with legal charges, and detained due to his opinion writing. He is currently on… More

Hayko Bağdat

Bağdat is a Turkish-Armenian columnist who has been targeted in the past for his articles criticizing the government; he now lives in exile in Berlin. In 2019 he was… More

Meral Şimşek

Meral Şimşek

Meral Şimşek is a Kurdish writer currently on trial on charges associated with terrorism, for which she was sentenced to 15 years in prison. On June 29 2021, she… More

Mustafa Sönmez

Economist and columnist Mustafa Sönmez was arrested in April 2019 and charged with "insulting the president" regarding tweets he posted calling President Erdoğan “the chief of a thief gang”… More

Gökhan Yavuzel

Gökhan Yavuzel

Yavuzel is a Kurdish author, columnist, and political commentator living in exile in the UK. In July 2021, he appeared on a leaked hit-list of Turkish dissidents living abroad,… More

Cengiz Çandar

Cengiz Çandar

The author of seven books and a columnist who writes for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse, Çandar is on trial for the crime of “praising crime and criminals” due to a… More

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