P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism 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 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