More from Turkey

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...

Odatv trials – more of the same

It is now over a year since the Odatv journalists had faced their accuser in court (the last hearing was on 12 December 2013). The case, due to be held on 1 April 2014 was postponed. Although reforms to the courts resulted in the case being held under the new set up,...

Last two Odatv defendants ‘released’

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.)However, both defendants,...