P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism 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 Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 196 http://platform24.org/en/articles/731/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---196 Five defendants convicted in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial; Constitutional Court issues judgments in applications by Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and others Elections clouds cleared... http://platform24.org/en/articles/730/elections-clouds-cleared-- This article originally published in Turkish on 22 June 2018 is now a European Press Prize nominee for the Innovation Award 2019 Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 189 http://platform24.org/en/articles/729/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---189 Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185 http://platform24.org/en/articles/728/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---185 Journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial convicted of “propaganda” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 184 http://platform24.org/en/articles/727/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---184 İshak Karakaş, Lezgin Akdeniz handed down jail terms; jailed journalists Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp, Harun Çümen ordered to remain behind bars; Ahmet Altan sentenced over 2016 article http://platform24.org/en/articles/726/ahmet-altan-sentenced-over-2016-article The 30th Criminal Court of First Instance of Istanbul commuted the sentence to a fine of TL 7,000 Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 182 http://platform24.org/en/articles/725/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---182 Mehmet Gündem ordered to remain behind bars in 4th hearing; court convicts 7 defendants in Gün Matbaacılık case; Sözcü trial adjourned until April Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 181 http://platform24.org/en/articles/724/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---181 Journalist Yasin Kobulan given 18-month prison sentence on “propaganda” charge; Evrensel journalists appear in courtrooms for four lawsuits in a week Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179 http://platform24.org/en/articles/723/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---179 Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involvement in Gezi Park protests Appellate court upholds convictions in Cumhuriyet trial http://platform24.org/en/articles/722/appellate-court-upholds-convictions-in-cumhuriyet-trial Verdict means eight of the 14 convicted defendants will return to prison to serve their remaining sentences Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 178 http://platform24.org/en/articles/721/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---178 Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 177 http://platform24.org/en/articles/720/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---177 Atilla Taş released on probation; Fatih Polat appears in court on “insulting the president” charge; Food safety expert Şık appears in court for article series http://platform24.org/en/articles/719/food-safety-expert-sik-appears-in-court-for-article-series Şık faces up to 12 years in prison for revealing the results of a Ministry of Health research in a series of articles published in April in Cumhuriyet Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 174 http://platform24.org/en/articles/717/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---174 Journalists Reyhan Çapan, Seda Taşkın released from prison; new indictment accuses Gazete Karınca publisher of “propaganda” New book seeks to chart way forward on media ethics in Turkey http://platform24.org/en/articles/716/new-book-seeks-to-chart-way-forward-on-media-ethics-in-turkey The work addresses media self-regulation in diverse areas, ranging from newspaper ombudsmanship to Internet and new media Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 173 http://platform24.org/en/articles/715/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---173 General Prosecutor says “coup” charge should be dropped in Altans case; Pelin Ünker, Perihan Mağden, Tunca Öğreten sentenced on “insult” charges Ünker given prison sentence for “Paradise Papers” reports http://platform24.org/en/articles/714/unker-given-prison-sentence-for--paradise-papers--reports Court convicts the journalist of “libel” and “insult” in case filed by lawyers representing former PM Binali Yıldırım Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 172 http://platform24.org/en/articles/713/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---172 Hasan Cemal appears in court for 2015 article; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz given 6-year prison term Altan’s lawyer files daily petition before top Court http://platform24.org/en/articles/712/altan-s-lawyer-files-daily-petition-before-top-court The petition urges the top court to rule on the application filed on behalf of Altan in November 2016 without further delay Yasin Kobulan appears before court on “propaganda” charge http://platform24.org/en/articles/711/yasin-kobulan-appears-before-court-on--propaganda--charge The prosecutor submits his final opinion of the case during the first hearing, requesting that Kobulan be convicted Journalist Şirin Kabakçı freed from pre-trial detention http://platform24.org/en/articles/710/journalist-sirin-kabakci-freed-from-pre-trial-detention Former Konya bureau chief for the shuttered daily Zaman had been behind bars for 19 months on the charge of “membership in a terrorist group” Another “Paradise Papers” case against Ünker gets underway http://platform24.org/en/articles/709/another--paradise-papers--case-against-unker-gets-underway Ünker is accused of “insulting a public official” for her coverage of “Paradise Papers” leaks, published in the daily Cumhuriyet in 2017 Journalist Idris Sayilgan remains behind bars http://platform24.org/en/articles/708/journalist-idris-sayilgan-remains-behind-bars Numerous police officers in uniforms sit among audience in courtroom during latest hearing of case at 2nd High Criminal court of Muş Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169 http://platform24.org/en/articles/707/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-turkey---169 16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk convicted of “aiding a terrorist group” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168 http://platform24.org/en/articles/706/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---168 Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Hasan Cemal faces “insulting the president” investigation http://platform24.org/en/articles/705/hasan-cemal-faces--insulting-the-president--investigation In his statement before a prosecutor on Thursday, Hasan Cemal says he exercised his right to freedom of the press and freedom of expression