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Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

As Oda TV trial drags on, one journalist freed, four others begin 16th month in detention
2012-06-22
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that only one of the five Oda TV journalists still in detention in Turkey has been released.
"A book is not a bomb" says fact-finding mission
2011-06-16
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urged the Turkish government today to prove it supports the media freedom it proclaimed during the recent election campaign.
Currently in Turkey: online censorship, attacks against media and detention of journalists
2015-09-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ), jointly call on the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to immediately...
Editor of newspaper's website faces 15 years in prison
2009-10-07
Reporters without Borders
Journalist Aylin Duruoglu has spent nearly six months in Istanbulâ##s BakirkA#y prison on totally unfounded charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation, Reporters Without Borders said.
Europe no longer so exemplary, Russian tragedy deepens
2009-10-22
Reporters without Borders
For the first time since 2002, the press freedom indexâ##s top 20 is not quite so European. Only 15 of the 20 leading countries are from the Old Continent, compared with 18 in 2008.
European Court rules against Turkey in case brought by two journalists
2014-07-11
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hails European Court of Human Rights ruling that Turkey violated the rights of two journalists, Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, by keeping them in pre-trial detention for more tha...
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
2015-10-17
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
Global Unions Call for Immediate End to Repression in Turkey
2013-06-20
International Federation of Journalists
Global Unions, collectively representing over 200 million union members, including in Turkey, stand in solidarity with the people of Turkey. Our organisations wish to reiterate their serious concern a...
IFJ and EFJ launch a conference to tackle press freedom and labour rights in Turkey
2015-09-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) jointly host the ...
IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to release two UK journalists facing terror charges
2015-09-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have today backed their affiliate in Great Britain and Ireland, the National Union of Journalists (NU...
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
2009-12-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ demands immediate release of jailed Turkish journalists
2016-06-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) have strongly condemned the arrest of Turkish journalists.
IFJ and EFJ condemn continuing attacks against journalists in Turkey
2015-06-19
European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and International Federation of Jo
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn several attacks against journalists that took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the past few da...
IFJ/EFJ Condemn mass Arrest of Turkish Journalists
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the shock raid on Zaman newspaper and Samanyolu TV media resulting in the ar...
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
2014-10-20
Reporters Without Borders
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
2015-06-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
RWB calls on Turkish judiciary to drop charges against German photojournalists
2014-10-20
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish judiciary to immediately drop all charges against the three German journalists arrested in Diyarbakir on Saturday and allow them to continue their work w...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
2014-08-28
Reporters Without Borders
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations
2016-07-28
International Federation of Journalists
As arrests of journalists and media closure continue the International and the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish presiden...
Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated
2015-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were ...
Turkey: Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup
2016-07-28
International Federation of Journalists
An ongoing crackdown on the media in Turkey has led to the arrests of more journalists and raids on their homes. The International and the European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) today denounced ...
Turkey: Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakırköy today began investigating one of the country’s biggest media groups, Doğa...
Turkey's journalists call for solidarity in struggle for their right to report
2015-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
During a conference hosted by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) leading journalists from across the political spectrum united in condemning the surg...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
2014-09-12
International Federation of Journalists
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.

Sources Select Resources

As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
The Intercept
On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just f...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
The Death of a Reporter
Prashad, Vijay
Unclassified
2014
CounterPunch
Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
Editor of newspaper's website faces 15 years in prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Journalist Aylin Duruoglu has spent nearly six months in Istanbulâ##s BakirkA#y prison on totally unfounded charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation, Reporters Without Borders said.
Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
Porter, Gareth
Article
2015
Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the ...
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
Hypocrisy Reigns
Don't Forsake the Struggle
Blum, William
Article
2010
CounterPunch
When Israel labels as "terrorists" the ship passengers who offered some resistance to the Israeli invaders, who points out that the passengers who resisted the 9-11 highjackers on the plane which cras...
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ demands immediate release of jailed Turkish journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) have strongly condemned the arrest of Turkish journalists.
IFJ and EFJ condemn continuing attacks against journalists in Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2015
European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and International Federation of Jo
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn several attacks against journalists that took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the past few da...
International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
Corporate Watch
Article
2016
Corporate Watch
Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far,...
ISIS-Turkey Links
Research Paper
Phillips, David L.
Article
2015
Is Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)? Allegations range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical servi...
Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
ifex
As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police f...
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
RWB calls on Turkish judiciary to drop charges against German photojournalists
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish judiciary to immediately drop all charges against the three German journalists arrested in Diyarbakir on Saturday and allow them to continue their work w...
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
As arrests of journalists and media closure continue the International and the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish presiden...
Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were ...
Turkey: Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
An ongoing crackdown on the media in Turkey has led to the arrests of more journalists and raids on their homes. The International and the European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) today denounced ...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.
Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
Links, Justus
Article
2015
Counterpunch
At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
Turkey's Urban Uprising
The Struggle for Democracy against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression, and Tyranny
Marshall, Andrew Gavin
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
In Turkey, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a f...
When Deep States Collide
Turkey's Hesitancy Exposes Its Agenda
Blunden, Bill
Article
2014
Counterpunch
It's no secret that members of the so-called coalition against ISIS have been less than enthusiastic about substantive military action as the bulk of the airstrikes so far have been executed by the Un...

Sources Bookshelf

An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...

Media

Bizim Anadolu
Focuses on Turkish communities in Canada and news from Turkey.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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