P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism 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 Prosecutor seeks aggravated life imprisonment for Ali Ünal http://platform24.org/en/articles/675/prosecutor-seeks-aggravated-life-imprisonment-for-ali-unal Court rules to keep former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal in pretrial detention, adjourns trial until September Journalists in State of Emergency - 149 http://platform24.org/en/articles/674/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---149 ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage Three newspapers and a TV station closed down http://platform24.org/en/articles/673/three-newspapers-and-a-tv-station-closed-down Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Welat and Halkın Sesi newspapers and Avantaj TV shuttered through emergency decree Journalists in State of Emergency - 148 http://platform24.org/en/articles/672/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---148 Verdict issued in long-running trial into former columnists and editors of Zaman daily; indictment against jailed reporter Berzan Güneş accepted Five acquitted in Zaman trial, two journos released from jail http://platform24.org/en/articles/671/five-acquitted-in-zaman-trial--two-journos-released-from-jail Court convicts 6 journalists of “FETÖ membership” while acquitting all 11 defendants of the “coup” charge in the indictment Seda Taşkın to remain in jail despite lack of evidence http://platform24.org/en/articles/670/seda-taskin-to-remain-in-jail-despite-lack-of-evidence Court rejects requests to identify who made the tip off against Taşkın Journalists in State of Emergency - 147 http://platform24.org/en/articles/669/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---147 Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts Lawyer Çalıkuşu issues statement on Altan’s release http://platform24.org/en/articles/667/lawyer-calikusu-issues-statement-on-altan-s-release Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu elaborates on the appeal court’s recent decision to release Mehmet Altan and the appeal process Regional Court rules to release Mehmet Altan http://platform24.org/en/articles/666/regional-court-rules-to-release-mehmet-altan Regional court rules to release imprisoned columnist and professor of economics Mehmet Altan based on Constitutional Court judgment Journalists in State of Emergency - 146 http://platform24.org/en/articles/665/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---146 Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hearing after 14 months in pretrial detention Amnesty’s Kılıç remains behind bars after hearing http://platform24.org/en/articles/664/amnesty-s-kilic-remains-behind-bars-after-hearing Court refuses to release Kılıç despite favorable police report, adjourns trial until 7 November Journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed in “terrorism” case http://platform24.org/en/articles/663/journalist-ece-sevim-ozturk-jailed-in--terrorism--case Öztürk, who was in police custody for 12 days, was charged with “aiding FETÖ without being its member” Journalists recount life behind bars: Nedim Türfent http://platform24.org/en/articles/662/journalists-recount-life-behind-bars--nedim-turfent Nedim Türfent answered the questionnaire during a prison visit by P24’s lawyers in June 2018. Statement from P24 over Mezopotamya Agency’s report http://platform24.org/en/articles/661/statement-from-p24-over-mezopotamya-agency-s-report Lawyer Polat: “I reported what I heard from Türfent” Hip hop artist Ezhel acquitted and freed http://platform24.org/en/articles/660/hip-hop-artist-ezhel-acquitted-and-freed Popular hip hop artist Ezhel who was under arrest since May 24 has been acquitted in the first hearing of his trial Türfent and Ataman complain about arbitrary practices in jail http://platform24.org/en/articles/659/turfent-and-ataman-complain-about-arbitrary-practices-in-jail P24 visits journalists Ziya Ataman and Nedim Türfent, obtains information about their conditions in prison Journalists in State of Emergency - 145 http://platform24.org/en/articles/658/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---145 Mezopotamya agency reporter Berzan Güneş jailed; custody period for Ece Sevim Öztürk extended; 7 journalists indicted for sharing news story online Mehmet Altan’s lawyers to file daily for his release http://platform24.org/en/articles/657/mehmet-altan-s-lawyers-to-file-daily-for-his-release The petition demands for Constitutional Court and European Court rulings in favor of Altan to be implemented immediately Journalists in State of Emergency – 144 http://platform24.org/en/articles/656/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---144 Former Samanyolu executive Hidayet Karaca given aggravated life sentence, DİHA editor fined, new arrest warrant issued against journalist Selman Keleş Jailed journalists in Zaman trial remain behind bars http://platform24.org/en/articles/655/jailed-journalists-in-zaman-trial-remain-behind-bars Five journalists give final defense statements in fifth hearing of Zaman trial as court adjourns case until July Court releases students jailed for anti-war protest http://platform24.org/en/articles/654/court-releases-students-jailed-for-anti-war-protest 22 students of the Boğaziçi University accused of “terror propaganda” for an anti-war protest appeared before court. Journalists in State of Emergency - 143 http://platform24.org/en/articles/653/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---143 Çağdaş Kaplan handed down 6-year prison sentence in long-running case; Hayri Demir convicted for his social media posts Journalist Çağdaş Kaplan sentenced to over 6 years in prison http://platform24.org/en/articles/652/journalist-cagdas-kaplan-sentenced-to-over-6-years-in-prison Kaplan was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison for “membership in a terrorist organisation” in a case that has been pending since 2010 Jailed DİHA reporter: I am proud of my reporting http://platform24.org/en/articles/651/jailed-diha-reporter--i-am-proud-of-my-reporting Shuttered DİHA reporter İdris Sayılğan submitted a written defense to the court, pointing out irregularities in the prosecution "Charges against Bakur filmmakers must be dropped" http://platform24.org/en/articles/650/charges-against-bakur-filmmakers-must-be-dropped Human rights and cultural organizations denounce prosecution of filmmakers Ertuğrul Mavioğlu and Çayan Demirel in joint letter DİHA reporter incarcerated for 19 months to remain in jail http://platform24.org/en/articles/649/diha-reporter-incarcerated-for-19-months-to-remain-in-jail İdris Sayılğan who has been in pre-trial detention 19 months ago will remain in jail, a court ruled Journalists in State of Emergency - 141 http://platform24.org/en/articles/648/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---141 Azadiya Welat editor handed down prison sentence for “propaganda”; indictment seeks 10.5 years in prison for Sibel Hürtaş and Hayri Demir Journalists in State of Emergency - 140 http://platform24.org/en/articles/647/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---140 Özgür Gündem publisher and editor jailed; Court lifts Şahin Alpay’s house arrest, releases 2 journalists from pretrial detention in “Zaman trial” Former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal ordered to remain behind bars http://platform24.org/en/articles/646/former-zaman-columnist-ali-unal-ordered-to-remain-behind-bars Trial of Ünal, who faces aggravated life sentence on “coup” and “terrorism” charges, adjourned until 18 July Columnists, editors of Zaman set for final hearing http://platform24.org/en/articles/645/columnists--editors-of-zaman-set-for-final-hearing Court expected to issue verdict concerning 11 columnists and editors of shuttered Zaman newspaper, on trial on “coup” and terrorism-related charges Şerife Oruç remains behind bars in 5th hearing http://platform24.org/en/articles/644/serife-oruc-remains-behind-bars-in-5th-hearing Şerife Oruç in pretrial detention for almost 2 years; Court orders witnesses who testified against Oruç to be brought before court by force Court releases journalist Karakaş jailed for tweets http://platform24.org/en/articles/643/court-releases-journalist-karakas-jailed-for-tweets- İshak Karakaş who was jailed pending trial for tweeting against Turkey’s military operation in Afrin was released after four months in custody Charges against 4 defendants amended in Zaman case http://platform24.org/en/articles/642/charges-against-4-defendants-amended-in-zaman-case Prosecutor drops “coup” charge against Orhan Kemal Cengiz, İhsan Dağı, İbrahim Karayeğen and Mehmet Özdemir Journalists face prison sentences for support to Özgür Gündem http://platform24.org/en/articles/641/journalists-face-prison-sentences-for-support-to-ozgur-gundem 11 people, including journalists Mavioğlu and Başlangıç face up to 7.5 years for participating in a solidarity campaign with the daily Rights defender Keskin: "Turkey must change its laws" http://platform24.org/en/articles/640/rights-defender-keskin--turkey-must-change-its-laws Human rights defender Eren Keskin appears before court on “propaganda” charges for supporting shuttered Özgür Gündem daily Ex-commanders allowed to join Taraf case as co-plaintiffs http://platform24.org/en/articles/639/ex-commanders-allowed-to-join-taraf-case-as-co-plaintiffs Imprisoned Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu continues his defense statement in latest hearing in the case Journalists in State of Emergency - 139 http://platform24.org/en/articles/638/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---139 Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Taraf trial Journalist Seda Taşkın stands trial, denounces ill-treatment http://platform24.org/en/articles/637/journalist-seda-taskin-stands-trial--denounces-ill-treatment The first hearing of the trial against Mezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taşkın was held in Muş Journalist Damar sent to prison after conviction http://platform24.org/en/articles/636/journalist-damar-sent-to-prison-after-conviction Former DİHA reporter’s prison term has been upheld by an appellate court Journalists in State of Emergency - 138 http://platform24.org/en/articles/635/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---138 “KCK press trial” adjourned again; 18 defendants separated from “Zaman trial” make final defense statements; at least 184 journalists behind bars Ahmet Altan acquitted of “insulting the president” http://platform24.org/en/articles/634/ahmet-altan-acquitted-of--insulting-the-president- Put on trial for his words, “Why did you kill these kids, explain,” Altan says verdict is momentous in terms of freedom of expression Court maintains travel ban on Meşale Tolu http://platform24.org/en/articles/633/court-maintains-travel-ban-on-mesale-tolu The trial against 27 suspects, including journalist and translator Meşale Tolu, resumed at the 29th High Criminal Court of Istanbul “Cumhuriyet verdict huge blow to freedom of expression” http://platform24.org/en/articles/632/-cumhuriyet-verdict-huge-blow-to-freedom-of-expression 28 NGOs focusing on freedom of expression and human rights condemn guilty verdicts for 14 columnists and executives of Cumhuriyet daily