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Begum Toprak

Begum Toprak is a nom de plume of a Turkish journalist living in Istanbul. In the two years to the end of 2019, 74 journalists were arrested in Turkey, according to the independent international group, the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Articles By Begum Toprak

Erdogan’s ‘Pious Generation’ and the Closing of the Turkish Mind By Begum Toprak - Jan 20, 2020

In an address to the theology faculty of Ankara University in November, Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined his vision of “a pious generation” in Turkey, declaring, “God willing, a pious youth and a pious generation will be raised by our hand.” It’s an ambition the Turkish president has been pursuing with all the power at his … Continue reading “Erdogan’s ‘Pious Generation’ and the Closing of the Turkish Mind”