Sibel Hurtas


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and US President Donald Trump deliver statements to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, May 16, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

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How two clerics topped agenda of Erdogan-Trump meeting

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

Turkey's Protestant community fears that Ankara could use an imprisoned American pastor as a bargaining chip to press for the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Police officers become victims of torture in Turkey

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The families of several Turkish police officers, rounded up as part of the crackdown on the Gulen community, have sought help from human rights activists in a rare example of willingness to speak out on torture allegations that have been rife since the coup attempt last year.

Are pro-Erdogan groups buying arms to prep for potential coup?

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

A relative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set up a group called the "Stay as Brothers, Turkey” against a possible new coup attempt.

Fictional president falls victim to censorship in Turkey

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

A short comedy film becomes the latest victim of censorship in Turkey, as authorities seem to grow pricklier ahead of a critical plebiscite in April.

The collapse of Turkish academia

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The Turkish government’s clampdown on the academic community has reached the country’s top faculties and scholars.

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Sibel Hurtas is an award-winning Turkish journalist who focuses on human rights and judicial and legal affairs. Her career includes 15 years as a reporter for the national newspapers Evrensel, Taraf, Sabah and HaberTurk and the ANKA news agency. She won the Metin Goktepe Journalism Award and the Musa Anter Journalism Award in 2004 and the Turkish Journalists Association’s Merit Award in 2005. In 2013, she published a book on the murders of Christians in Turkey. Her articles on minorities and unresolved killings appear on the Faili Belli human rights blog.

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