Freedom of Speech and democracy in contemporary Turkey

PhotographerCana Yilmaz
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This image was taken in Istanbul, Turkey at a peaceful protest for the rights of mine workers in Soma, after many of them died because of poor working conditions. The peaceful protest was shut down by the police. The current condition in Turkey is being viewed as an assault on freedom of expression. People get arrested in speaking up against injustices, press cards of journalists are being cancelled or officials lose their jobs.

About Photographer

Turkish-German photographer