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.

The promise of collaborative journalism in Turkey

By CANAN COŞKUN / As pressure against journalism rises, can working together help reveal the truth?

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The codes of the Khashoggi murder trial: Gruesome details are coming to the surface

By İPEK YEZDANİ / “We, as defenders of journalism, must advocate for this case to help make sure that no state will be able to slaughter a journalist freely like this ever again.”

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Google’s ‘outrageous support to partisan media’ puts Turkey’s fragile communities at risk

By EMRE KIZILKAYA / Emre Kızılkaya wrote on Google’s policy and its impact on news ecosystem in Turkey

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Pandemic heralds tough days ahead for Turkey’s journalists

By RUŞEN ÇAKIR / IPI Member and Medyascope editor Ruşen Çakır on journalism and press freedom amid COVID-19

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Only questions that please, please

By NEVŞİN MENGÜ / Normally, being a politician means having to reply to journalists’ questions. President Erdoğan thinks otherwise.

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