Last week I not only attended the Odatv trial (see blog below). The day before (29 January) I was joined by Mustafa Kuleli (General Secretary of the Journalists Union of Turkey, TGS) at the first hearing against journalists Can Dündar (Cumhuriyet), Utku Çakirözer (Cumhuriyet), Hakan Gülseven (Yurt) and Nazli Ilicak (Bugün).
The journalists are being sued by the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his wife Emine and son Bilal for alleged violation of privacy and defamation following their reporting of corruption probes in Turkish politics. A real family affair it seems. As Can was speaking at a conference in Germany and could not be present, the case was adjourned to 26 March 2015. Continue reading More from Turkey