The motto of this year’s Istanbul Biennial is ‘A good neighbor’. But what do you do when your neighbors turn away, and your government grows increasingly autocratic? Some have cricized the event for being too apolitical.
After 20 months in prison, the Turkish journalist has walked out of prison pending the remainder of his trial. But Sahin Alpay said "I cannot say I'm free" while thousands remain in prison on trumped up charges.
Turkey's national public broadcaster TRT has banned more than 200 songs. The music supposedly "encourages alcoholism" or "propagates terrorism," accusations the affected musicians reject as ridiculous.
The Syrian Kurdish politician, who faces terrorism charges in Turkey, was spotted at a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Berlin. Days earlier, he had been briefly detained in the Czech Republic on Turkey's request.
Journalists from one of Turkey's last remaining opposition newspapers are back in court, accused of supporting terrorism. The trial comes one day after 25 media workers were jailed for links to the failed 2016 coup.
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