Press freedom is under immense pressure in Turkey. Too many journalists have already faced long convictions for the content of critical articles. The legal framework that has been put in place is imprecise and is open to interpretation and manipulation.
This analysis will allow us to answer two important questions:
- Can Turkey currently be considered a country within which a sufficient degree of freedom of the press and freedom of expression is guaranteed, so it can follow the standards of a functioning democracy?
- Can the decisions taken by the Turkish government still be considered as a reaction linked to the “coup d’état” or do they need to be evaluated as a way to “destroy” the voices and/or organisations critical of the government?