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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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Claim: Turkey not serious about settlement with Kurds

The Guardian newspaper published an editorial titled “The Guardian view on Turkey’s Kurdish policies: compounding the region’s troubles” on 18 February 2016.
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Claim: President Erdogan pursues constitutional change to extend presidential powers

The Economist published a news article on 20 February 2016 in which it was claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “single-mindedly pursuing a constitutional change that would extend the powers of his presidency”.

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Claim: Military operations in southeastern Turkey “anti-Kurdish”

Russian news portal Sputnik claimed that the Turkish government has an “an ambitious anti-Kurdish initiative” and has been implementing “

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Claim: Turkey’s open door policy “illusion”

On 24 November 2015, an analysis titled Is Turkey’s ‘open door policy’ an illusion? was published on the Al Jazeera websit

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