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.

‘When this is all over, I will cry my heart out’: Inside Turkey’s pro-govt press

By TUĞBA TEKEREK / In exclusive interviews, journalists share the realities of working for Turkey’s many government-influenced media

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Turkey’s İdris Sayılğan: Hopeful, but not a prisoner of hope

By BARIŞ ALTINTAŞ / Kurdish reporter faces up to 15 years in prison for journalistic work

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Nedim Türfent: One trial, countless injustices

By MELTEM AKYOL / Turkey journalist describes life in solitary confinement for the ‘crime’ of journalism

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Turkey’s independent media: Staying dry at the ‘poolside’

By BARIŞ İNCE / BirGün editor-in-chief Barış İnce on how independent journalism can stay alive in Turkey

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