P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 259 http://platform24.org/en/articles/783/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---259 Ahmet Altan marks 4 years behind bars; 5 journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıldız ordered to pay compensation Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 258 http://platform24.org/en/articles/782/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---258 Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast suspended for 5 days Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 257 http://platform24.org/en/articles/781/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---257 Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed; Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison; Can Ataklı charged with “insulting the president”; Tele 1 fined over Evrensel video Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 256 http://platform24.org/en/articles/780/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---256 RTÜK fines 5 TV channels; journalist assaulted in Bursa; access to dozens of online content blocked; Hakan Aygün arrested twice over same post Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 255 http://platform24.org/en/articles/779/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---255 Trial of former Taraf journalists adjourned until October; websites of Özgürüz Radyo and JinNews blocked; thousands of social media users investigated Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253 http://platform24.org/en/articles/778/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---253 Journalist Yıldız faces terrorism-related charges; Parliament passes social media bill; appeal against Kılınç, Pehlivan, Ağırel’s detention rejected. Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 252 http://platform24.org/en/articles/777/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---252 Aziz Oruç ordered to remain behind bars; Justice Commission approves AKP’s social media draft law; Mehmet Baransu handed down 19.5 years in prison Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 251 http://platform24.org/en/articles/776/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---251 Prosecutor seeks conviction for Mehmet Baransu and Murat Şevki Çoban on three charges; Deniz Yücel handed down prison sentence for “propaganda” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250 http://platform24.org/en/articles/775/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---250 Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; Communications Director files lawsuit against Cumhuriyet. Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249 http://platform24.org/en/articles/774/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---249 Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in "Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted; journalist Cihan Acar sent to prison Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 248 http://platform24.org/en/articles/773/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---248 Three journalists remain behind bars as their trial on “Disclosing identity of MİT official” charge begins; Kaftancıoğlu’s sentence upheld İlhan Çomak: When in prison, poetry, too, is confined http://platform24.org/en/articles/772/ilhan-comak--when-in-prison--poetry--too--is-confined “I have never self-censored my poetry, neither has my poetry ever been censored; I actually hear that officials here quite like it” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 246 http://platform24.org/en/articles/771/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---246 Müyesser Yıldız jailed pending trial; Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists; Mevlüt Öztaş sent back to prison despite medical report Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 245 http://platform24.org/en/articles/770/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---245 Opposition MPs Berberoğlu, Güven, Farisoğulları jailed; court upholds journalist Boğatekin’s conviction; TV presenter Uca handed down prison sentence Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244 http://platform24.org/en/articles/769/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---244 Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; jailed journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s conviction upheld by regional court Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 243 http://platform24.org/en/articles/768/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---243 Journalist Rojhat Doğru jailed; Cumhuriyet, BirGün dailies imposed public ad ban; at least 3 jailed in a week over social media posts Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 242 http://platform24.org/en/articles/767/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---242 Evrensel journalists called in for questioning over Ragıp Zarakolu’s article; HSK launches investigation against two judges over social media posts Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 241 http://platform24.org/en/articles/766/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---241 Indictment against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral accepted; Ragıp Zarakolu faces investigation; Hakan Aygün released Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 236 http://platform24.org/en/articles/764/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---236 Bill proposing early release submitted to Parliament; journalist Hakan Aygün jailed; more journalists face investigation over Covid-19 reports, posts Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 235 http://platform24.org/en/articles/763/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---235 Journalists Sadiye Eser, Sadık Topaloğlu, musician Yılmaz Çelik released; journalists, lawmakers face investigation over Covid-19 reports, posts Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 234 http://platform24.org/en/articles/762/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---234 Court rules for Osman Kavala’s release on “coup” charge; Alptekin Dursunoğlu sentenced at 1st hearing; Supreme Court overturns Ali Akkuş’s conviction Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 233 http://platform24.org/en/articles/761/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---233 Osman Kavala faces additional “espionage” charge in coup investigation; newspaper terminates Timur Soykan’s contract for supporting jailed journalists Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 230 http://platform24.org/en/articles/760/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---230 Osman Kavala re-arrested; journalist Şirin Kabakcı given 6-year sentence; T24’s Doğan Akın stands trial on “aiding a terrorist group” charge Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 229 http://platform24.org/en/articles/759/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---229 Three defendants acquitted in Özgür Gündem trial; journalist Emre Orman sentenced at first hearing; Ferhat Tunç's sentence upheld Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 228 http://platform24.org/en/articles/758/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---228 Final opinion submitted in Gezi Park trial; Prosecutor asks Supreme Court to uphold convictions in Altans case, quash convictions in Cumhuriyet trial Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 225 http://platform24.org/en/articles/757/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---225 İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years 6 months in prison; Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears in court on insult charge; İsmail Evren given 6-year sentence Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 222 http://platform24.org/en/articles/756/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---222 Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind bars despite European Court judgment Court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case http://platform24.org/en/articles/755/court-issues-reasoned-judgment-in-altans-case Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak’s political commentary on TV and their articles cited among grounds for conviction Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 218 http://platform24.org/en/articles/754/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---218 T24’s Doğan Akın to stand trial over Fuat Avni reports; 6 journalists handed down jail terms in a week; prosecutor seeks prison terms for 6 HRDs Three glass boxes http://platform24.org/en/articles/753/three-glass-boxes Ahmet Altan penned this piece for Le Monde during his few days of freedom last week. Translated by Yasemin Çongar from the original Turkish Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 216 http://platform24.org/en/articles/752/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---216 Ruken Demir, Melike Aydın jailed pending trial; Ahmet Altan re-arrested 8 days after his release; prosecutor objects to Kibriye Evren’s release Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 215 http://platform24.org/en/articles/751/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---215 At least 8 journalists sentenced or fined in one week; Soner Karabulut jailed pending trial; Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak freed Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214 http://platform24.org/en/articles/750/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---214 Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 column; 3 more journalists freed after judicial reform Rights groups: Drop all charges in Altans case http://platform24.org/en/articles/749/rights-groups--drop-all-charges-in-altans-case The joint statement calls for the jailed defendants to be released and all charges to be dropped based on lack of credible evidence in the indictment Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 211 http://platform24.org/en/articles/748/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---211 At least 121 arrested over social media posts; court abides by Supreme Court ruling in Altans case; court upholds Nedim Türfent’s conviction Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 210 http://platform24.org/en/articles/747/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---210 Actor given 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor demands conviction of 7 journalists for sharing 2016 article Retrial of Altans case set for next week http://platform24.org/en/articles/746/retrial-of-altans-case-set-for-next-week The trial court can either decide to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals' ruling or insist on its previous stance Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209 http://platform24.org/en/articles/745/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---209 Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; journalist Ziya Ataman sentenced to 14 years on “terrorist group membership” charge Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 208 http://platform24.org/en/articles/744/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---208 Trial of two Bloomberg reporters and 36 others over currency crisis gets under way; a journalist and a musician convicted in one week Altans’ lawyer files daily petition to replace court panel http://platform24.org/en/articles/743/altans--lawyer-files-daily-petition-to-replace-court-panel Lawyer Figen Çalıkuşu requests the Council of Judges and Prosecutors to replace current court panel, saying it has lost its impartiality Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 205 http://platform24.org/en/articles/742/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---205 Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; 5 journalists arrested in Mardin released; journalist Levent Uysal attacked by armed assailants Freedom of Expression and Press in Turkey - 204 http://platform24.org/en/articles/741/freedom-of-expression-and-press-in-turkey---204 At least 9 journalists arrested while covering protests against trustees; writer Ayşegül Tözeren released from custody; journalist assaulted in Mersin Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 203 http://platform24.org/en/articles/740/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---203 Journalist Ergin Çağlar arrested at Mersin Courthouse; Hamburg-based Turkish couple arrested over social media posts after landing in Istanbul Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 202 http://platform24.org/en/articles/739/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---202 News portal bianet’s website “erroneously” put on long list of websites to be blocked; peace academic acquitted after Constitutional Court ruling Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 201 http://platform24.org/en/articles/738/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---201 Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first hearing Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 200 http://platform24.org/en/articles/736/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---200 Top court rules that convictions against academics violate freedom of expression; academic Füsun Üstel released Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 200 http://platform24.org/en/articles/737/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---200 Top court rules that convictions against academics violate freedom of expression; academic Füsun Üstel released Retrial of Altans case to begin in October http://platform24.org/en/articles/735/retrial-of-altans-case-to-begin-in-october Court rejects requests for Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and their three co-defendants to be released pending trial RSF, P24 and 19 other organizations condemn SETA report http://platform24.org/en/articles/733/rsf--p24-and-19-other-organizations-condemn-seta-report SETA’s report, published on 5 July 2019, targeted journalists in Turkey who work with a number of leading international media outlets Appeals court overturns “coup” convictions in Altans case http://platform24.org/en/articles/732/appeals-court-overturns--coup--convictions-in-altans-case Supreme court says Mehmet Altan should be acquitted while Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak should face terrorism-related charges