P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism 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 Cumhuriyet journalists handed down lengthy prison sentences http://platform24.org/en/articles/631/cumhuriyet-journalists-handed-down-lengthy-prison-sentences 14 columnists and executives of the paper handed down prison sentences varying between 2 years and 6 months and 7 years and 6 months A Letter To The Armenians http://platform24.org/en/articles/270/a-letter-to-the-armenians On the centenary of the Armenian genocide, eight writers from Turkey post this letter to their fellow Armenians. Verdict in ‘’Hayatın Sesi’’ trial expected on September 19 http://platform24.org/en/articles/630/verdict-in---hayatin-sesi---trial-expected-on-september-19 The 4th hearing of the trial against the shuttered Hayatın Sesi channel was heard at the Istanbul courthouse. Final hearing in Cumhuriyet trial under way http://platform24.org/en/articles/629/final-hearing-in-cumhuriyet-trial-under-way All defense statements completed on the first day of the eighth hearing Prosecutor seeks up to 15 years in prison for Nur Ener Kılınç http://platform24.org/en/articles/628/prosecutor-seeks-up-to-15-years-in-prison-for-nur-ener-kilinc Court rejects lawyer’s request for extension of investigations, rules to keep Yeni Asya editor Kılınç in house arrest Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 http://platform24.org/en/articles/627/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---137 Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander” charge for “Paradise Papers” reports 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