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Press Freedom In Turkey 2024

ATTACKS ON PRESS FREEDOM AND FREE SPEECH IN TURKEY

In Turkey, the press has been marred by government interference and suppression, leading to a precarious environment for journalists, particularly women and those critical of the authorities. In the media landscape, the government’s tight grip on national media outlets has pushed citizens towards seeking information from alternative sources in recent times.

Under the administration of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, efforts to silence journalists have intensified, with the aim of diverting attention from the country’s economic and democratic challenges while bolstering political support. Despite facing accusations of corruption and favoritism, Erdoğan has managed to maintain his popularity by employing tactics such as internet censorship and legal harassment against dissenting media platforms…


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