P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism 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 Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 165 http://platform24.org/en/articles/704/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---165 Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentence on “propaganda” charge Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 165 http://platform24.org/en/articles/703/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---165 Thirteen arrested in sweeping operation targeting civil society; reporter Sedat Sur going to prison for news coverage Former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal given 19-year prison sentence http://platform24.org/en/articles/702/former-zaman-columnist-ali-unal-given-19-year-prison-sentence Ünal, who has been imprisoned for over two years, is acquitted of the “coup” charge, for which he faced aggravated life imprisonment Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 163 http://platform24.org/en/articles/701/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---163 Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Ece Sevim Öztürk remains behind bars after first hearing Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 162 http://platform24.org/en/articles/700/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---162 Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 161 http://platform24.org/en/articles/699/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---161 Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case Statement by lawyers for Ahmet and Mehmet Altan http://platform24.org/en/articles/698/statement-by-lawyers-for-ahmet-and-mehmet-altan “Two Istanbul courts find grounds for “aggravated life sentence” in file where Constitutional Court and ECtHR find no incriminating evidence” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160 http://platform24.org/en/articles/697/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---160 Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in prison Journalist Seda Taşkın sentenced to 7.5 years in prison http://platform24.org/en/articles/696/journalist-seda-taskin-sentenced-to-7-5-years-in-prison Taşkın was convicted on charges of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member” and “terror propaganda” Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 159 http://platform24.org/en/articles/695/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---159 Supreme Court of Appeals upholds sentence for Mehmet Güleş; Appellate court rejects appeals in Altans case; Saudi journalist goes missing in Turkey Court rejects appeals against life sentences in Altans case http://platform24.org/en/articles/694/court-rejects-appeals-against-life-sentences-in-altans-case Appellate court rules to keep all imprisoned defendants behind bars, case now headed for Supreme Court of Appeals Germany should raise concerns about jailed journos http://platform24.org/en/articles/692/germany-should-raise-concerns-about-jailed-journos HRW draws particular attention to jailed novelist-journalist Ahmet Altan Court rules to release jailed lawyer and academic Hanifi Barış http://platform24.org/en/articles/690/court-rules-to-release-jailed-lawyer-and-academic-hanifi-baris Barış, who was one of the signatories of 2016’s Academics for Peace declaration, was jailed in July on account of his social media posts Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 156 http://platform24.org/en/articles/689/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---156 Former owner, editor of Evrensel fined for “insulting the president”; Austrian journalist taken into custody in Ankara Prosecutor asks for conviction in journalist Taşkın’s case http://platform24.org/en/articles/688/prosecutor-asks-for-conviction-in-journalist-taskin-s-case The prosecutor demanded Seda Taşkın’s conviction on charges of “terror membership” and “propaganda.” She remains behind bars Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial gets under way http://platform24.org/en/articles/687/ozgurlukcu-demokrasi-trial-gets-under-way Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employee Pınar Tarlak released, editors and owner ordered to remain in pretrial detention at the end of first hearing ETHA journalists to remain in jail after first hearing http://platform24.org/en/articles/686/etha-journalists-to-remain-in-jail-after-first-hearing ETHA editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp appeared before court for the first time after five months of detention Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155 http://platform24.org/en/articles/685/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---155 Prosecutor seeks yet another life imprisonment for Nazlı Ilıcak in “espionage” case; Fatih Polat given TL 10,000 fine Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 154 http://platform24.org/en/articles/684/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---154 Şirin Kabakçı ordered to remain behind bars after 2nd hearing; Mehmet Gündem appears before court for 1st hearing after 9 months in detention Mehmet Gündem stands trial on terror charges http://platform24.org/en/articles/683/mehmet-gundem-stands-trial-on-terror-charges Former Milliyet columnist Mehmet Gündem will remain in prison pending trial until the next hearing on 30 October Social media campaign seeks freedom for ailing Metin Duran http://platform24.org/en/articles/682/social-media-campaign-seeks-freedom-for-ailing-metin-duran Duran, who lost his memory, his ability to walk and speak after a stroke that followed a heart attack, has been in prison for over 4 months Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 153 http://platform24.org/en/articles/681/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---153 Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigrating security forces” in news story Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 152 http://platform24.org/en/articles/680/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---152 10 former TRT employees convicted of “membership in terrorist group”; Oğuz Güven given 5-month jail sentence Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 151 http://platform24.org/en/articles/679/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---151 Gökhan Öner released from pretrial detention; 315 journos in Turkey face thousands of years in prison, latest BIA Media Monitoring Report finds Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150 http://platform24.org/en/articles/678/freedom-of-expression-and-the-press-in-turkey---150 Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökkılıç jailed pending trial Peace academic and doctor Onur Hamzaoğlu released http://platform24.org/en/articles/677/peace-academic-and-doctor-onur-hamzaoglu-released Onur Hamzaoğlu was in pre-trial detention for five months as part of a trial launched over a press statement on Turkey’s Afrin operation. Reporter Canan Coşkun given 2 years 3 months in jail http://platform24.org/en/articles/676/reporter-canan-coskun-given-2-years-3-months-in-jail The Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court refused to reduce or postpone the sentence