Kaos GL Turns 23

One of Turkey’s oldest LGBTI organizations, Kaos GL continues to transform life, to learn and teach.

16 Detained Lawyers of Gülmen, Özakça at Prosecutor’s Office After 9 Days

Detained two days prior to hearing of Gülmen and Özakça, 16 lawyers went to the prosecutor’s office to give their statements today.

Happy Jewish New Year ‘Rosh Hashanah’

Jews enter the year of 5,778 tonight. Happy Rosh Hashanah.

Open Studio Days Start on October 6

50 artists and 41 art studies will open their doors to visitors in Open Studio Days.

Musa Anter Awards Go to Media Outlets Closed Through Decree

Musa Anter Awards have been granted to the reporters of dihaber, which was closed through statutory decree, in categories of Kurdish and Turkish news report, and to the reporters of Newspaper Sujin, which was also closed through statutory decree, in the category of journalism on women.


Unemployed Journalists Chasing News

  • Exclusive file news by unemployed journalists covering topics such as journalism, unemployment, media, gender, education, migration, city, poverty, violence and peace

Male Violence Monitoring

  • bianet is keeping monthly account of the stream of male violence to lay bare the extent of violence against women.

Media Monitoring Reports

  • Independent Communication Network (BIA) monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey. You can access quarterly and annual reports from this page.

Exclusive Serials From bianet

  • Exclusive serials of news, photo reportages and articles from bianet.

Human Rights Reports

  • Annual reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International documenting the state of human rights in Turkey

EU Accession Documents

  • European Commission staff working documents regarding progress of Turkey during EU accession negotiations