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Nurcan Baysal: “The prosecutor demands 3 years imprisonment sentence for my 7 tweets about peace”

The journalist's statement at the Criminal Court of First Instance of Diyarbakir Dear my Friends; 2 days ago, I had a court trial for my Twitter posts on Afrin operation adjourned until 14 February 2019. [...]

Turkey: Crackdown on Social Media Posts

Detention, prosecutions over criticisms of Turkish army actions in Syria Nurcan Baysal, journalist; Ali Erol, LGBT activist; Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, medical doctor; Kutay Meriç, executive member of rights group "Halkevleri" (from upper left corner [...]

While fighting deceased Kurds, how can Turkey make peace with its “living” Kurds?

By Nurcan Baysal “My son was killed on 5th of May 2017 in a clash with the Turkish army. I learned of his death from the news. On a social media site called “kanlıkule”, the [...]

Turkey’s new “Prisoners”

by Nurcan Baysal Last weekend, one of my friends from the Italian Women Journalists’ Association called me and invited me to participate in a journalists’ forum to be held in Rome in March. I sadly [...]

‘Europe, we don’t hold our breath for you anymore’

by Nurcan Baysal As the Turkish military bombarded parts of its own cities in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country in January 2016, I was moderating a panel in a conference at the European [...]

“Peace” forbidden!

by Nurcan Baysal Last night I received a call from a friend of mine who was a representative in the Turkish parliament for many years and a popular politician. She asked me what she would [...]

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