RTÜK President: We will not allow immorality in internet broadcasts

Participating in the homophobic campaign of Yeni Akit against ‘Aşk 101’ series, RTÜK President Ebubekir Şahin said that RTÜK, which undertakes the task of supervising internet broadcasting, will not allow broadcasts that are “contrary to the national and moral values ​​of the society” and that “may adversely affect the physical and spiritual development of children and young people”


Cinema on trial: Timeline of the Bakur trial

In Turkey, directors of the documentary movie Bakur (North) were sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison. This marked one of the harshest penalties imposed so far over the allegation of “disseminating terrorist group propaganda”. Speak Up Platform prepared a timeline of the Bakur trial and the developments surrounding it


Investigations for coronavirus coverage on the rise

Journalists reporting on the coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the world are coming under increasing pressure. According to the International Press Institute report, six journalists from Turkey were either investigated or questioned in March due to their coverage of the coronavirus outbreak




Musician Yılmaz Çelik released

Taken into custody and detained on 8 December on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization” and “spreading terrorist propaganda”, musician Yılmaz Çelik was released under judicial control