30 Apr 2020

April 30, 2020 In days when Turkey and the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing extraordinary times with thousands of people are losing their lives every day. Amid such crisis,…

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27 Apr 2020

Osman Kavala Trial examined at an International Book Talk via Zoom April 20, 2020, New York Research Institute on Turkey (RIT), Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project (TLSP) and Osman Kavala Solidarity Team organized…

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10 Dec 2019

We, the undersigned freedom of expression and human rights organisations, strongly condemn last night’s guilty verdicts for staff and journalists of Cumhuriyet newspaper and note the harsh sentences for the defendants. The verdict further…

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10 Dec 2019

Translators note: The emphasizes are adopted from the original version of the texts. Except for several minor paraphrases and some sentences rearranged in order to make the text more comprehensible, the translation follows nearly…

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26 Dec 2017

On December 25, 2017, during the fifth hearing at the Cumhuriyet case, Ahmet Şık was interrupted and removed from the courtroom after 2 minutes into his statement. The removal was based on Article 209…

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22 Nov 2017

Academics for Peace in North America call for solidarity: “Violations of academic freedom and freedom of speech in Turkey have reached a dire situation.  The intimidations from Turkish government and its affiliates toward academics…

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22 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017

  Below are the 10 FAQs about the ‘what’s, ‘why’s and ‘how’s of the most recent call that we extend to the international academic community to support the academics in Turkey who have been…

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06 Nov 2017

  I will begin with a quote from the prologue of my book “We walked together on these parallel roads” published three years ago in 2014. The introduction of this investigative research describes how…

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24 Oct 2016

My particular interest in silence and denial within the larger realm of memory studies is driven by the sheer ambition of answering one question: “what breaks silence?” As oral historians, we co-create narratives of…

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