Turkey protests

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
Rise Up

Jailed Activists in Turkey Are Out On Bail, But Still Face Serious Jail Time

A Turkish judge ordered the release on bail of human rights activists who were standing trial on terrorism-related charges. By their account, they were just attending a workshop.
Alice Rowsome
10.26.17
Rise Up

Read the Heartbreaking Accounts of Activists About to Go on Trial in Turkey

After more than 100 days of what many say is unlawful imprisonment, the first hearing in the trial of a group of activists is about to go down.
Alice Rowsome
10.25.17
Voices

As Jailed Activists Go on Trial in Turkey, Here's How One Group is Fighting Back

VICE Impact spoke to an Avaaz campaigner to find out more about how the group is organizing ahead of the critical and decisive trial.
Alice Rowsome
10.23.17
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
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, at least one person has died and 36 have been injured after a car ran down pedestrians in Las Vegas, Spain faces political uncertainty after Sunday's elections, Star Wars claims the biggest box office opening weekend ever, and more.
VICE Staff
12.21.15
News

Violence Erupted at a Place of Worship in Istanbul's Okmeydani Neighborhood

Two people have been killed in the clashes between police and masked protesters.
Barbaros Kayan
5.27.14
VICE News

Election Day in Turkey: Ballots, Watchdogs, and Fraud

VICE News went to Istanbul to check out polling stations and the city's main election center. They found a largely analog election process, vulnerable to all kinds of voter fraud—citizen watchdog groups are the only line of defense against widespread...
Tim Pool
4.2.14
News

Live from the Streets of Istanbul

VICE News correspondent Tim Pool is on the ground in the Okmeydani neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey, where protesters are clashing with police after the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.
VICE Staff
3.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Turkish Teenagers Are Getting Arrested for Tweeting About the Protests

Last night, Turkish police raided 38 homes and made 16 arrests, including some teenagers. Their crime? Tweeting about the demonstrations.
Brian Merchant
6.5.13
Motherboard Blog

A 22-Year-Old Protester's Final Facebook Post Turned Him into a Martyr Overnight

Abdullah Comert was killed by Turkish police forces, and he left a trail of impassioned words online.
Brian Merchant
6.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Turkish Prime Minister Calls Twitter a Menace to Society, Fails to Understand Protest

“There is now a scourge that is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there."
DJ Pangburn
6.3.13