Aslı Erdoğan is a Turkish author and journalist. After a failed military coup in 2016 she was imprisoned and tortured because she was on the advisory board of Özgür Gündem. She has won numerous awards for her work on press freedom and human rights.
WikiTribune will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum from the 27th to 29th of May. This is your chance to ask questions directly to attendees. For a full list of attendees, see the WikiTribune WikiProject.
Read more about Aslı Erdoğan on Wikipedia.
Potential interview questions:
- What do you think about the recent ‘brain drain’ from Turkey? You attended Boğaziçi University – most students have now left the country. What impact does that have?
- How can Turkish individuals in exile still exert change?
- Ekrem Imamoglu says that “everything will be fine”. Do you agree?
Questions by James Chirgwin:
- Do you feel that you will be able to return to your home nation in the foreseeable future? Are you able to keep in contact friends, family or colleague?
- Do you see the a situation in which the AKP loses its grip on power in Turkey? Is there a situation in which you believe Erdogan will relinquish power?
- Do you feel there are any news outlets based in Turkey that are able to currently accurately report the situation in the country?
- Do you think that the situation for the press in Turkey will improve in the coming years?
- How do you best feel members of the international community can support those imprisoned in Turkey following the events of 2016?
- How can members of the public best support journalists facing censorship and oppression?