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.

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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Doing journalism while doing time in Turkey’s jails

SEDA TAŞKIN / Prominent former jailed journalists describe their experiences reporting from prison

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Four stories of Turkish journalism surviving under extraordinary circumstances

By MEHVEŞ EVİN / Independent media share how they manage to carry on amid government repression

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New powers of Turkey’s media watchdog threaten last bastion of free press: The internet

By SELİN UĞURTAŞ / Experts say regulation aims to exert control over independence online media currently outside government’s reach

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The serious business of satire in Turkey

By JENNIFER HATTAM / Political climate generates both inspiration and anxiety for cartoonists and other humourists

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