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14 Columnists Appear With Same Headline to Defend Kabataş Incident

14 columnists from 5 pro-government newspapers appeared today with the same headline in solidarity against the refutation of Erdoğan’s allegations that a veiled woman was harassed by protestors during the Gezi Resistance.

“Atheism Association Censorship is Only the Tip of the Iceberg”

Law professor Yaman Akdeniz commented to bianet on the blocking of 49 websites including that of Turkey’s only Atheism Association and Charlie Hebdo magazine, saying that the number of censored sites is more the given number.

Men Kill 21 Women in February

According to bianet’s tally, men killed at least 21 women, 1 child and 2 infants. 57 percent of perpetrators were identified as husband, ex-husband, lover or ex-lover.

Media’s 3 Years: A Summary With Graphics

According to BIA Media Monitoring Report 2014, 22 journalists and 10 distributors entered the year of 2015 in prison. While the number of jailed journalists took a dive, the number of detentions, censorship and layoffs soared. Here is what happened in terms of press freedom in the past three years!

81 Workers Die on the Job in February

According to Worker and Health Occupational Safety Assembly, at least 81 workers died on the job across Turkey in the month of February.


Gezi Resistance

  • First Year of Gezi Resistance

    bianet compiled all its news, photo and video content from May 27, 2013 regarding the Gezi Resistance around a timeline. Even though the chronology ends in March 2014, we know that this is just the beginning...

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Media Monitoring Reports

  • BIA Media Monitoring Reports

    Independent Communication Network (BIA) monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey. You can access quarterly and annual reports from this page.

bianet In Your Mother Tongue!

  • Bianet In Your Mother Tongue

    On February 21 International Mother Language Day, bianet published 20 articles in different languages spoken in Turkey.

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