The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has criticized a new wave of violence against journalists in Turkey covering the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests. Journalists covering the Gezi protests’ anniversary in Istanbul and Ankara have again been beaten, intimidated, insulted and injured by the Turkish police forces while doing their job. Continue reading Six journalists targeted by Turkish police
The last two defendants held in the Odatv trial were released at the end of the hearing in Istanbul’s 16th High Criminal Court on Thursday 12 December. (Odatv is an online news portal known for its fierce criticism of government policies.) Continue reading Last two Odatv defendants ‘released’
Justice and press freedom in Turkey suffered further setbacks on 11 September, when an Istanbul court decided that the case against journalist and writer Profesor Yalçin Kücük should be adjourned until 12 December.
Kücük, one of the defendants in the Ergenekon trial, was sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison on 5 August, at the end of that trial held in the court in Silivri jail compound, 60 km west of Istanbul. Continue reading The Odatv trial adjourned again – until 12 December 2013