Emrah Tüncer, İstanbul - Hearing of Boğaziçi University students who are accused of 'terrorist propaganda' due to a protest they organized on campus on 19 March 2018, was held at İstanbul 32. High Criminal Court.
Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Artı Gerçek writer and poet Fadıl Öztürk was on trial today at İzmir 2. High Criminal Court. Öztürk, who was accused of 'terrorist propaganda' and 'membership in a terrorist organization' was sentenced to 1 year and 5 months. Court deferred the announcement of the verdict for 5 years, which means Öztürk will not serve time unless he is convicted from another criminal proceeding within the specified duration of time.
Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Hearing of video activist and documentarist Kazım Kızıl and 24 other defendants was held at İzmir 33. Court of First Instance.
Matthew Caruana Galizia, Özge Mumcu, Dicle Anter and Meryem Göktepe came together at the Unsolved: Fighting impunity in journalist murders panel to share their own experiences and how all of it relates to our societies' right to freedom of expression and right to information.
The Turkish Interior Ministry on 26 February announced that a total of 845 individuals have so far been detained by police for expressing online criticism for Turkey's military operation in the north of Syria.
This marks a further increase from the figure of 786, which the ministry announced the previous week.The ministry didn't specify how many of those detentions had turned into formal arrests and imprisonment.