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Press trial monitoring in Turkey – Ayse Düzkan & Ragip Duran case

September 20, 2016 - September 21, 2016

background : Journalists in Turkey launched a solidarity campaign with Özgür Gündem, which had become the recipient of attacks by the government, on 3 May, International Press Freedom Day. During the campaign, over 100 people assumed the role of guest editor-in-chief for the day, including Reporters sans frontières (RSF) Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu; journalists in the country such as Ragıp Duran, Aydın Engin, Faruk Eren, Tuğrul Eryılmaz, Kumru Başer and Hasan Cemal; writers such as Murat Uyurkulak, Nadire Mater, Mustafa Sönmez and Ayşe Düzkan; and former parliamentarians such as Melda Onur, Hasip Kaplan and Sebahat Tuncel.Turkish prosecutors launched a number of investigations into participants in the three-month campaign, opening trials into many. In the first of these trials, Ayşe Düzkan and Ragıp Duran will stand before a judge on 20 September. We call on everyone that support freedom of the press and expression to rally in front of Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse at 10 am on 20 September.


September 20, 2016
September 21, 2016




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