European court slams Turkey on pre-trial detention of journalists
Recent articles in Turkey

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the staff’s rights to liberty and security and freedom of expression had been violated. It ordered Turkey to pay each applicant 1,600 euros in non-pecuniary damages.

RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı and writer Ahmet Nesin were acquitted on “terrorist propaganda” charges last year for their roles in a peaceful act of solidarity with the shuttered “Özgür Gündem” newspaper.

Following the publication of a cartoon of Erdoğan lifting a veiled woman’s dress, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded political and legal action against ‘Charlie Hebdo’.