The Foreign Policy Centre, Article 19 and Reporters Without Borders are organising an important seminar to shine a spotlight on the challenges against free speech in Turkey. Since the 2016 failed coup attempt, human rights activists argue the State of Emergency measures imposed by the government have been used to silence dissent and restrict any political opposition in Turkey. While issues of censorship and media oppression predate the failed coup, numbers of ...
Figen Çalıkuşu, Mehmet Altan’s lawyer
Erol Önderoğlu, journalist and Reporters Without Borders’s representative in Turkey
Nurcan Baysal, Kurdish human rights defender and writer
Martin Whitfield MP, UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Georgia Nash, Programme Officer, Article 19
Chair: Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the International Development Select Committee