P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism Peace Academics charged for “denigrating Turkishness” http://platform24.org/en/articles/626/peace-academics-charged-for--denigrating-turkishness- Seventh hearing of trial into 4 academics who signed Academics for Peace petition held at Istanbul Courthouse Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until October http://platform24.org/en/articles/625/ozgur-gundem-solidarity-trial-adjourned-until-october Fincancı, Önderoğlu appear before court for 5th hearing in trial on “propaganda” charges for taking part in campaign for Özgür Gündem Journalists in State of Emergency - 136 http://platform24.org/en/articles/624/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---136 ETHA correspondent Adil Demirci jailed pending trial on “membership in terrorist organization” and “propaganda” charges; at least 163 journos in jail Writer İhsan Eliaçık handed down prison sentence http://platform24.org/en/articles/623/writer-ihsan-eliacik-handed-down-prison-sentence Theologian Eliaçık gets 6 years and 3 months in prison for “conducting propaganda for a terrorist organization,” imposed travel ban Three Boğaziçi University students sent to prison http://platform24.org/en/articles/622/three-bogazici-university-students-sent-to-prison- A total of 12 students jailed pending trial for staging protest against student group who marked Turkey’s Afrin operation with Turkish delight At least 162 journalists in prison in Turkey http://platform24.org/en/articles/621/at-least-162-journalists-in-prison-in-turkey Local Silvan Mücadele newspaper owner Ferhat Parlak placed in pre-trial detention on charge of “terrorist group membership” Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 http://platform24.org/en/articles/620/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---135 Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “Paradise Papers” stories Two more Boğaziçi University students detained http://platform24.org/en/articles/619/two-more-bogazici-university-students-detained Police take two more Boğaziçi University students into custody on campus as families of jailed students call for their release Journalists in State of Emergency - 134 http://platform24.org/en/articles/618/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---134 Nazlı Ilıcak appears before court in first hearing of “espionage” case; four more Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journalists jailed Journalists in State of Emergency - 133 http://platform24.org/en/articles/617/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---133 Özgürlükçü Demokrasi publisher and responsible managing editor jailed; Yeliz Koray handed down prison sentence for critical column P24 awarded Human Rights and Democracy Prize in Norway http://platform24.org/en/articles/615/p24-awarded-human-rights-and-democracy-prize-in-norway “I accept this award on behalf of our friends, fellow colleagues and politicians who are currently imprisoned,” says Hasan Cemal Journalists in State of Emergency - 132 http://platform24.org/en/articles/614/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---132 Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 years, 9 months in prison Hasan Cemal sentenced to a prison term for 2013 chronicles http://platform24.org/en/articles/613/hasan-cemal-sentenced-to-a-prison-term-for-2013-chronicles Hasan Cemal was sentenced to 3 months 22 days in prison in retrial after an initial acquittal ruling had been repealed Journalists in State of Emergency - 131 http://platform24.org/en/articles/612/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---131 Former responsible managing editor and publisher of Evrensel fined for “insulting the president”; up to 7.5 years in prison sought for writer Eliaçık Lawyer Keskin and manager Çapan sentenced to 7,5 years http://platform24.org/en/articles/611/lawyer-keskin-and-manager-capan-sentenced-to-7-5-years Renowned lawyer Eren Keskin and Özgür Gündem managing editor Reyhan Çapan were sentenced to 7,5 years in prison “Respect Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s independence’’ http://platform24.org/en/articles/610/-respect-ozgurlukcu-demokrasi-s-independence-- OSCE calls on Turkey to respect Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s independence as raid and seizure of newspaper condemned worldwide Journalists in State of Emergency - 130 http://platform24.org/en/articles/609/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---130 Police raid Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper’s head office and printing facility in İstanbul; detain publisher, printing company staff Court refuses to rule on request for Altan’s release http://platform24.org/en/articles/608/court-refuses-to-rule-on-request-for-altan-s-release Istanbul court says request for imprisoned journalist’s release should go to appellate courts Objective grantees receive investigative journalism training http://platform24.org/en/objective/607/objective-grantees-receive-investigative-journalism-training Trainers and six journalists meet at the start of this year’s Objective Investigative Journalism Training Programme Journalists in State of Emergency – 129 http://platform24.org/en/articles/606/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---129 Turkey’s largest media group, Doğan Media, to be sold to pro-government conglomerate “Mehmet Altan case is a legal tragedy” http://platform24.org/en/articles/605/-mehmet-altan-case-is-a-legal-tragedy Lawyers Ergin Cinmen and Figen Çalıkuşu call for Altan’s immediate release after the European court finds his rights have been violated European court: Altan and Alpay’s rights violated http://platform24.org/en/articles/604/european-court--altan-and-alpay-s-rights-violated In its long-awaited judgment, ECtHR says right to personal liberty and security and freedom of expression have been violated Journalist Şahin Alpay released from prison http://platform24.org/en/articles/603/journalist-sahin-alpay-released-from-prison Imprisoned journalist Şahin Alpay has been released but will be subject to house arrest and travel ban, an Istanbul court ordered Court: Altans, Ilıcak co-perpetrators in coup attempt http://platform24.org/en/articles/602/court--altans--ilicak-co-perpetrators-in-coup-attempt Istanbul court maintains defendants in the Altans case “participated as perpetrators” in the failed coup attempt Prosecutor demands prison sentences for Cumhuriyet journalists http://platform24.org/en/articles/601/prosecutor-demands-prison-sentences-for-cumhuriyet-journalists 14 members of the Cumhuriyet staff, incl. Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık and Kadri Gürsel face prison terms up to 15 years. Akın Atalay not released Turkey’s top court: Alpay should be released http://platform24.org/en/articles/600/turkey-s-top-court--alpay-should-be-released Constitutional Court orders Alpay to be released to eliminate consequences of rights violations 25 journalists handed prison sentences http://platform24.org/en/articles/599/25-journalists-handed-prison-sentences 25 journalists were sentenced on terror charges by an Istanbul court. None of the jailed journalists was released, while one was re-arrested Journalists in State of Emergency - 127 http://platform24.org/en/articles/598/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---127 Sabuncu, Şık released pending the conclusion of Cumhuriyet trial; prison sentences handed down to 25 journalists in 26-suspect media trial Call for implementation of top court’s rulings http://platform24.org/en/articles/597/call-for-implementation-of-top-court-s-rulings Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay’s lawyers: “President’s words should be followed, top court rulings should not be ignored” Journalists in State of Emergency - 126 http://platform24.org/en/articles/596/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---126 Arrest warrant for Ragıp Zarakolu lifted in sixth hearing of Özgür Gündem case, trial adjourned to June 4 Journalists in State of Emergency - 125 http://platform24.org/en/articles/595/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---125 13 journalists receive prison sentences in February, CHP lawmaker highlights in monthly “Rights Violations on the Press Report” Journalists in State of Emergency - 124 http://platform24.org/en/articles/594/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---124 BirGün editor Ekici sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in jail after 7 months in pretrial detention; court orders his release on judicial control terms Journalists in State of Emergency - 123 http://platform24.org/en/articles/593/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---123 Two journalists in Van handed down suspended prison sentences for their 2015 reporting; Sendika.org editor’s house raided by police No verdict in media case, trial adjourned to March http://platform24.org/en/articles/592/no-verdict-in-media-case--trial-adjourned-to-march No verdict was announced at trial of journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and 24 others as defense statements could not be completed. Journalists in State of Emergency - 122 http://platform24.org/en/articles/591/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---122 Çetin Kurşun, a reporter for the shuttered newspaper Azadiya Welat, jailed pending trial, bringing number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 155 Journalists in State of Emergency - 121 http://platform24.org/en/articles/590/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---121 Jailed journalist Nur Ener Kılınç released from prison on house arrest; 4 journalists in Adana convicted of “membership in terrorist organization” Testimony under torture deemed admissible in Türfent case http://platform24.org/en/articles/589/testimony-under-torture-deemed-admissible-in-turfent-case Journalist sentenced to 8 years and 9 months for “membership of a terrorist organization” Journalists in State of Emergency - 120 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/588/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---120 Imprisoned reporter İdris Sayılgan ordered to remain behind bars in the second hearing of the case against him Altans verdict draws global outcry: No longer a state of law http://platform24.org/en/articles/586/altans-verdict-draws-global-outcry--no-longer-a-state-of-law Altan brothers, Nazlı Ilıcak and 3 co-defendants handed down aggravated life sentences for “attempting to overthrow constitutional order” Journalist Deniz Yücel released from Silivri Prison http://platform24.org/en/articles/587/journalist-deniz-yucel-released-from-silivri-prison Deniz Yücel, who had been in pretrial detention without an indictment since February 2017, is freed pending trial Journalists in State of Emergency - 119 http://platform24.org/en/articles/585/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---119 Imprisoned BirGün editor Burak Ekici appears in first hearing of trial; court rules to keep Ekici in pretrial detention in Silivri Judge expels lawyers, moves trial venue http://platform24.org/en/articles/584/judge-expels-lawyers--moves-trial-venue Constitutional Court ruling not allowed to go on record- instead key journalist trial moved from Istanbul to Silivri Altans and Ilıcak trial draws to a close http://platform24.org/en/articles/583/altans-and-ilicak-trial-draws-to-a-close The court is expected to issue its verdict at the end of the five-day hearing on February 12-16. Lawyers say free speech is on trial Journalists in State of Emergency - 118 http://platform24.org/en/articles/582/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---118 Journalists beaten up by police during 2016 raid on Özgür Gündem daily’s offices appear before court as suspects on charges of resisting police Journalists in State of Emergency - 117 http://platform24.org/en/articles/581/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---117 Journalist Cem Bahtiyar sent to prison over social media posts and news articles; 157 journalists are in prison across Turkey Journalists in State of Emergency - 116 http://platform24.org/en/articles/580/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---116 ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar jailed while former Zaman editor İbrahim Balta released in “FETÖ media trial” Journalist released in “FETÖ media trial” http://platform24.org/en/articles/579/journalist-released-in--feto-media-trial Former Zaman finance desk reporter was released on health grounds. The final verdict in the case will be issued on February 22 Trial of journalists charged with espionage starts in Hatay http://platform24.org/en/articles/578/trial-of-journalists-charged-with-espionage-starts-in-hatay Dihaber reporters Alayumat and Akman face up to 45 years in prison. The court ruled to continue Alayumat’s detention until the next hearing april 25 Top court gives priority to journalists’ new applications http://platform24.org/en/articles/577/top-court-gives-priority-to-journalists--new-applications The new applications were filed after lower courts refused to implement the court’s earlier rulings on Altan and Alpay’s pre-trial detention Objective investigative journalism grantees named http://platform24.org/en/articles/576/objective-investigative-journalism-grantees-named The international jury of the Objective Investigative Journalism Training Programme selects the six projects to be supported