Sunday, November 06, 2016
9 Journalists And Executives At A Leading Turkish Newspaper Are Arrested
I have not heard much more about this. Whatever became of this…? I mean, I am well aware that the political landscape in Turkey is rapidly changing… I guess I am looking for an objective quick analysis of where we are today in Turkey, with respect to the harassment of journalists. 01/14/2017 KED
9 Journalists and Executives at a Leading Turkish Newspaper Are Arrested http://n.pr/2fc4MHo
Bill Chappell, NPR: November 5, 2016
It's one of Turkey's oldest and most-respected newspapers — and that description comes from a rival. But on Saturday, the editor-in-chief, a cartoonist, and seven board members of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet were sent to prison pending trial.
Prosecutors initially ordered the nine journalists detained on Monday, as part of an anti-terrorism investigation linked to a failed coup attempt in Turkey earlier this year. Four others with ties to the newspaper, including two columnists, were released on bail Saturday.