Under the rule of President Erdogan Turkey has become the world’s biggest jailer of journalists.
The situation for freedom of expression in Turkey is dire – not just for journalists but for writers, students, academics and lawyers.
Anyone who dares speak out against Turkey’s government and its President Erdogan risks being jailed. Podcast
“In Turkey there is no limit. Anything might happen, any time.”
Burhan Sonmez – Kurdish writer and President, PEN International
Can Dündar – Turkish journalist in exile
Meral Şimşek – Kurdish poet
İpek Özel – Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Mef University, Istanbul
İlhan Sami Çomak – Kurdish poet and Turkey’s longest serving political prisoner
The words of Meral Şimşek are voiced by Sarah Tallier.