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Claim: Turkey cracks down on insults against President Erdogan

The New York Times published an article on 3 March 2016 by Safak Timur about a number of criminal cases being processed in Turkey for insulting Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Claim: Curfews cause trench digging in Turkey

On 3 March 2016, Guardian newspaper columnist Constanze Letsch published an article about Turkey’s ongoing fight with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) - a militant group listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, the EU and

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Claim: Antalya hosts only 55 Russian tourists

On 29 February 2016, Hurriyet Daily news, the oldest English-language daily in Turkey, published a news story about Russian tourist arrivals in Turkey and relayed the claim of Recep Yavuz, the head of the Antalya Urban Council Tourism Work Group
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Claim: Turkey’s President Erdogan encourages snitching

On 29 February 2016, Al-Monitor’s Pinar Tremblay published an article in which it was claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “has asked mukhtars – elected heads of villages and towns - to keep track of every household.”
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Claim: Press freedom in Turkey reaches most oppressive extent in its history

On 21 February 2016, in the German newspaper Faz, an article by Rainer Hermann was published in which the author criticized the alleged lack of press freedom in Turkey, claiming that it had reached the most oppressive extent in its history, whil
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Claim: Erdogan establishing fascist Sunni empire

On 19 February 2016, Saladdin Ahmed, a columnist for the Jerusalem Post,  published an article in which he claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is building a “fascist front,” adding that he “intends to establish an Islami

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Claim: Erdogan dismantles Turkish society

On 23 February 2016, Stanley Weiss published an article in the Huffington Post in which he claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “has spent the past 13 years dismantling every part of Turkish society that made it democrati

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Claim: Turkey closed borders when DAESH attacked Kobani

In an interview published in Italian Newspaper Il Manifesto on 16 February 2016 that was conducted by Giuseppe Acconcia with Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP (People’s Democratic Party) deputy Dilek Ocalan.
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