Ayla Jean Yackley


Amnesty International’s Turkey director Idil Eser, pictured here, was one of the 10 people detained as part of a terrorism probe. Posted on July 10, 2017. (photo by Twitter/@englishpen)

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Arrest of rights activists 'chills' Turkey’s civil society

Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017 | Ayla Jean Yackley, Contributor

Turkish civil society grapples with the arrests of human rights activists and academics as the government marks the anniversary of the failed military coup.

Turkey’s oldest indigenous culture fears extinction

Sunday, Jul. 9, 2017 | Ayla Jean Yackley, Contributor

Syriac Christians fear land dispute in Turkey threatens ancient culture’s survival.

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Ayla Jean Yackley is a freelance journalist who has covered Turkey for nearly two decades. She previously worked as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg News and writes mainly about politics and the economy, with a focus on minority and human rights. Her reporting has also taken her to Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, Germany and Cyprus. You can follow her on Twitter: @aylajean

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