Turkey Dispatches is a special series on press freedom and the realities of practising journalism in today’s Turkey, written by those most directly affected: Turkey-based journalists.

Op-Ed: BBC Turkey Strike: Snowball Effect Hails New Victories

By MUSTAFA KULELİ / Executive with the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) writes about the reason behind the success of BBC Turkish employees’ strike

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Unless I write, no one will: Reporting on Turkey’s LGBTi+ community

By YILDIZ TAR / Kaos GL editor-in-chief writes on the serious lack of coverage and reporting on the LGBTI+ community in Turkey

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The hidden part of the iceberg: Being an environmental reporter in Turkey

By HAZAL OCAK / Former Cumhuriyet reporter Hazal Ocak reflects on the highs and lows of covering nature and the climate crisis in Turkey’s challenging media landscape

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How we came together to protect Turkey’s journalists

By AHMET HİLMİ HACALOĞLU / The power of solidarity amid the ongoing press freedom crisis

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Corruption, truth and the basic problem

By ÇİĞDEM TOKER / “If we are talking about a corrupt and unjust mentality within the governing party in general, then this may be seen to prevail in other areas, too.”

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