Seyhan Avsar INTERVIEW designed TURKISH
Seyhan Avşar is a journalist working for Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. To date, her articles have won awards from the Journalists’ Association of Turkey, Istanbul Journalists’ Association, and the Association of Progressive Journalists. She has also won the Metin Göktepe prize for journalism.
In May 2022 she went into hiding after receiving serious death threats from men online, following her court reporting in the case of a heroin smuggler. Seyhan, like many journalists in Turkey, is the subject of several court cases herself simply for doing her job. PEN Norway studied an indictment against her in 2021 and she has written articles as part of PEN Norway’s Turkey work.
Following this recent, violent online attack against her we contacted her to ask her about the case and find out how she was.
Seyhan Avsar INTERVIEW DESIGNED ENGLISH