Turkey: Global appeal marks 2000 days in prison for Nedim Türfent

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Turkey: Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent released after spending 6.5 years in prison

Türfent was convicted on terrorism-related charge, but his trial was marred by egregious violations of due process. He was denied the right to appear personally in court, and there were allegations that witness statements were extracted under torture.

Turkey’s media laws under scrutiny after Istanbul bombing

After six people lost their lives and 81 others were wounded when a bomb planted under a bench detonated on a busy pedestrian street, authorities imposed several restrictions on news coverage and on social media.

Pro-government Turkish daily reveals locations of exiled journalists

“Making journalists targets via the use of pro-government media is an unacceptable move that puts lives at great risk, especially given the history of physical attacks on several Turkish journalists living in exile” – CPJ