Sibel Hurtas


Sevan Nisanyan seen in an image uploaded on March 25, 2016.  (photo by Facebook/Sevan Nişanyan)

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The story of a Turkish intellectual’s escape from prison

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

After years of controversy and trials, Armenian intellectual Sevan Nisanyan dropped a bombshell on Twitter, announcing his escape from a prison in Turkey.

'Justice March' spawns unique coalition in Turkey

Friday, Jul. 14, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The “Justice March” of Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu spawned a unique togetherness between disparate groups, but will this spontaneous coalition last?

Parchment down to last maker in ancient Turkish birthplace

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

Parchment, the game-changer in the ancient library war between Alexandria and Pergamum, is at risk of extinction in modern-day Bergama, where an 85-year-old man is the last surviving craftsman.

Turkey's elite get lenient treatment in post-coup probes

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The apparent leniency accorded to figures linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey’s post-coup investigations points to double standards.

Turkey’s opposition head leads march for justice

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

Turkey’s main opposition leader is heading a march from Ankara to Istanbul in his most powerful protest so far against the government’s toughening crackdown on dissent.

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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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