Posts Tagged: Can Dundar


Turkey: chokehold on free expression tightens

The closing of 15 more media outlets after two new statutory decrees were issued under Turkey’s state of emergency, the raid on opposition daily Cumhuriyet and subsequent detention of 14 of its senior employees is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of expression in Turkey. Jo Glanville, Director of English PEN, said: This

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Can Dündar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet (R) and Erdem Gül, the paper's Ankara representative speak to the media outside a courthouse in istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vedat Arık, Cumhuriyet)

Turkey: overturn sentences imposed on journalists for news reports on arms transfers

Prison sentences imposed on Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül after their conviction yesterday of ‘revealing state secrets’ are a further demonstration of the lack of independence of the judiciary in Turkey, PEN International, PEN Turkey and English PEN said today.  The global association of writers called for the convictions and sentences to be

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