The UK Guardian has published a 10-point manual on how to survive in a Turkey where “autocracy is on the rise.”
The manual, published under the Guardian’s ‘Turkey’s jailed journalists’ section, is formed of 10 pieces of advice from people inside the country and the diaspora.
Some of the headings in the manual are, ‘Head off the threat at the onset’, which calls for immediate action against hate-speech by the government, ‘Do not wait for tyrants to leave’, which appeals to the opposition to raise the “fight against tyranny”, and ‘Do not treat all government supporters as monsters’, which says engagement and comprehension of the other side is the best way of gaining support for dissent.
The daily has been vocal in its criticism of the Turkish government’s imprisonment of journalists and general crackdown on opposition groups.
More than a 130,000 people have been purged or imprisoned since last July’s coup attempt with at least critical 178 media outlets being shuttered.