press freedom legal challenges

Defending Press Freedom: The Trials of Aysemden Akin

Aysemden Akin, a journalist with Bugun Kibris, is facing legal challenges due to her reporting. She is being sued by a religious sect she exposed in northern Cyprus and is also involved in a separate legal case in Turkey for her political commentary. These cases are indicative of the larger issue of intimidation and pressure faced by Turkish Cypriot journalists, which compromises press freedom.