Articles by Fazıla Mat

Turkey, the resilience of the Academics for Peace

05/05/2018 -  Fazıla Mat

Hundreds of university lecturers in Turkey are on trial, have been expelled or fired for signing a declaration in favour of peace. The pressures suffered have led them to develop new forms of resistance and solidarity

Dossier: Freedom of the press in Bulgaria

03/05/2018 -  Nicola PedrazziFazıla MatValentina Vivona

Dangerous entanglements between media, politics and business in the country in charge of the Presidency of the Council of the EU

Turkey: released Ahmet Şık and Murat Sabuncu

12/03/2018 -  Fazıla Mat

Two more Cumhuriyet journalists have been released, while Akın Atalay, managing director of the major Turkish daily, remains in prison

Turkey: the map of violence against women

08/03/2018 -  Fazıla Mat

An interview with Ceyda Ulukaya, journalist and creator of the first map of femicides in Turkey – an original and appreciated data journalism project

Hate speech: what it is and how to contrast it

01/02/2018 -  Marzia BonaIrene DioliLorenzo FerrariFazıla MatNicola PedrazziRossella Vignola Valentina Vivona

As hate speech is being debated more and more both online and offline, we decided to devote a special dossier to it, building on the materials of the Resource Centre on Press and Media Freedom in Europe.

Turkey: the number of asylum requests has tripled over the last two years

18/12/2017 -  Fazıla Mat

Following the attempted coup d'état, the number of asylum requests from Turkish citizens for countries in the EU, Germany in particular, continues to rise

Turkey: EU funds, authoritarianism, and civil society

06/07/2017 -  Fazıla Mat

For over 10 years, Turkey has received EU funds supporting reforms and democratisation. In light of the country's authoritarian drift, however, many wonder whether this strategy still makes sense

Can Dündar: Erdoğan's lacerated Turkey

23/05/2017 -  Fazıla Mat Prato

At the Festival Mediterraneo Downtown 2017 at Prato we met the Turkish journalist Can Dündar. Fears and hopes for Turkey after Erdoğan's victory in the constitutional referendum

Refugees in Europe: “Let's not make it a battle of the bottom feeders”

07/02/2017 -  Fazıla Mat

More Eu funds are needed to support reception measures for refugees as well as European citizens experiencing poverty. Interview with Brando Benifei, Italian MEP, on the management of the refugees crisis in Europe

Lost childhood: Syrian children in Turkey

24/01/2017 -  Fazıla Mat

It is estimated that in Turkey one Syrian minor in ten is working to provide for the family. A situation that threatens to cancel an entire generation. An analysis

Cécile Kyenge on Europe and migrations

22/12/2016 -  Fazıla Mat

Facing the migration problem means keeping the European project alive. We spoke to the author of a recent report on the issue, Cécile Kyenge, Italian member of the European parliament

Turkey: censorship reaches Europe

26/10/2016 -  Fazıla Mat

A Kurdish television station based in Italy was blacked out at the request of the Turkish authorities. The reconstruction of the occurence

Turkey: LGBT, state of emergency

19/09/2016 -  Fazıla Mat

After the failed coup in Turkey, the state of emergency exacerbates discrimination and attacks against the LGBT community

Turkey, between Iran and Saudi Arabia

26/01/2016 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

The new international openings towards Iran introduce a possibility of economic cooperation between Ankara and Tehran, two regional powers so far divided

Refugees in Turkey, heading West

06/10/2015 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

Turkey is hosting some 2 million Syrian refugees, but won’t grant them refugee status. This, and the tough life they are leading, drives them to try heading towards Europe

Centenary of the Armenian genocide, Turkey remains divided

27/04/2015 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

Despite significant progress in recent years, Turkey is still struggling with an anniversary that marks a past yet to be overcome

Turkey: the murder of Aslan Özgecan

25/02/2015 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of a female student in Turkey, women associations come out in anger: "We are not mourning, we are in revolt"

Turkey, press freedom in jail

19/12/2014 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

On the night of December 14th, around 30 journalists, production directors, and screenwriters have been arrested by the police on charges of "being part of an armed terrorist organisation"

Free internet: the Turkish riddle

29/09/2014 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

In early September, international debate on Internet freedom focused on Turkey, a country experiencing growing restrictions and censorship

Turkey, the web divide

27/02/2014 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

Controversial measures restricting internet freedom make critics cry censorship, in a country where freedom of information is already under pressure. The pressure of the new corruption scandals