Turkey Censorship and self-censorship report published
Susma (Don't Be Silenced) Platform, part of the initiative to support and promote editorial independence in the Turkish press, P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, published its first censorship report covering the period from September 2016 to December 2017.
The report, published in Turkish and according to the platform's website soon to be published in English as well, documents the violations of freedom of speech and art in Turkey since the July 15th coup attempt.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was granted wide-ranging state of emergency powers by Turkish Parliament in the wake of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt. The state of emergency rules (OHAL) allowed Erdoğan and his party, Justice and Development Party (AKP) to rule the country by decree, sidelining the democratic political process, and enabling him to implement sweeping changes to the Turkish state, constitution, and economy.
Journalists, academicians and artists became a natural target of the massive crackdown on all opposition voices in Turkey following the failed coup attempt.
Susma Platform, in first its report discloses the consequences of OHAL for the Turkish media in their "Turkey Censorship and Self-censorship report."