How to Circumvent the Twitter Blockade

The same day PEN announced that Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, will be awarded the inaugural PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Digital Freedom Award, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan… More

Fazil Say | Status: Released | Turkey

Fazil Say is a world renowned Turkish pianist and composer who was convicted of insulting Islam and offending Muslims in postings on Twitter on April 15, 2013. More

The Tightening Screws on Press Freedom in Turkey

Erdoğan’s AKP administration has had more than a decade to fix this imbalance in Turkey’s anti-terror legislation. Despite repeated attempts at reform in recent years, the desperate situation in… More

New Media, Old Threats

With the tools to broadcast opinions and ideas now in the hands not just of writers and journalists but millions of Turkish citizens, the question is not whether social… More

Writing in Another Language

As unrest continues in Turkey, we revisit Elif Shafak’s thoughts on her experience of transitioning to English from her native tongue and rediscovering the richness of an extinct Turkish… More