Tayyip Erdogan

Voices

Turkey's Government Crackdown on Journalists and Social Media Has Crippled Freedom of Speech

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, benefited from Twitter and Facebook but used his power to silence critics and journalists.
Alice Rowsome
3.8.18
Voices

Activists Are Fighting to Free Turkey's Jailed Human Rights Defenders

More than 50,000 people have been jailed by the Erdoğan regime after a failed coup, but international activist groups want the immediate release of ten human rights defenders.
Alice Rowsome
8.18.17
nba

Enes Kanter Laughs Off Reports of Turkish Arrest Warrant

"Hahaha" the Turkish NBA star wrote in a tweet regarding reports that Turkey put out a warrant for his arrest, adding "I will... spit on your ugly, hateful faces."
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.26.17
LGBTQ

How LGBTQ Turks are Preparing for a History-Making Constitutional Vote

If Turkey's constitution is amended on April 16, nationalism could rise—and the already imperiled queer community may bear the brunt of what follows.
Lorena Rios
4.13.17
Stuff

We Spoke to Turkish Residents in London About Friday's Coup Attempt

What it felt like to go to sleep on Friday without knowing who'd be in charge of your home country when you woke up.
Salma Haidrani
7.16.16
Culture

Life as a French Lesbian in Istanbul

In recent years, the rights of women, homosexuals, and basically anyone who doesn't fit Tayyip Erdogan's Ottoman fantasy have waned significantly.
Jodie Foster Wallace
1.29.15
News

What It's Like to Work for the Turkish Government's Propaganda Machine

A job at Turkey's official press agency means being a government spin doctor.
Kate O’Sullivan and Laura Benitez
4.8.14
News

Furious Turks Are Back on the Protest Warpath

Demonstrations representing a variety of causes continue to flare up in Istanbul and throughout the country, and troublingly, the police and Tayyip Erdoğan's government have responded to all of them with violence.
Yiannis Baboulias , Photos: Olcay Kabaktepe, Nazim Se
9.12.13
News

Turkey Is Waging an Invisible War Against Its Dissidents

Possible collusion between the Greek and Turkish governments is just as scary as tear gas.
Yiannis Baboulias
6.4.13