Turkey: The Kafkaesque trial of ‘Taraf’ journalists
Recent articles in Turkey

“Reporter Dindar Karataş and all other journalists recently arrested in Van should be released without delay, any confiscated equipment should be returned, and authorities should cease employing such tactics to harass and obstruct the press.”

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.