Stop Police and State Violence against Journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has backed the urgent call from its affiliate in Turkey, the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS for Türkiye Gazeteciler Sendikasi), condemning police and state violence against journalists covering the ‘‘Soma tragedy’’ in the western province of Manisa (Turkey). According to media reports, at least 301 miners have died after…

We will change the existing media layout

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Here today, we came together to celebrate a few days before MayDay which is unity, struggle and solidarity day of working class, express our demands and our problems, reinforce our solidarity. Media workers will be on a mission around Istanbul and Turkey, especially around Taksim. Therefore we will not create a…

Turkey: Everything is alright

MUSTAFA KULELI * In June 2013 Turkey experienced the biggest social uprising of its history. The resistance began at Gezi Park which is next to the Taksim Square, the “heart of Istanbul”. It quickly spread and turned into a rebellion against the government’s authoritarian policies. These peaceful demonstrations with no leader or organization were different, clever,…