Tuğba Özer

is an Istanbul-based journalist, editor and correspondent at the newspaper Cumhuriyet, one of the oldest newspapers in Turkey.


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Losing ground and doubling down

Police violence on increase in Turkey

The covid crisis has hit Turkey hard and made its mark on the government’s approval ratings. The country already has the highest number of police officers per capita in Europe and the regime is clamping down on dissent with increasing force – be it Pride marches or women’s protests for the Istanbul Convention.