Chronology of Events

March 2011

13 March 2011

In Turkey, Thousands Protest a Crackdown on Press Freedom

ISTANBUL — Thousands of people marched in central Istanbul on Sunday to protest a crackdown on the press in Turkey after the arrest of more than a dozen journalists this month.

10 March 2011

A dangerous place to be a journalist

More arrests stoke fears that the government is intolerant of criticism

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, Turkey’s mildly Islamist prime minister, likes to boast that his Justice and Development (AK) party has transformed the country into a “forward democracy”. But the detention and imprisonment of two investigative journalists on March 6th looks very much like a step backwards.