Journalists in Prison

ECtHR requests Turkish government’s defense in the case of İdris Sayılğan

14 June 2019

ECtHR requests the government’s defense in a Kurdish journalist’s case for the first time since the coup attempt of 15 July 2016

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) requested the Turkish government’s defense in the case of journalist İdris Sayılğan, who has been behind bars at Trabzon Prison for over 2 years. Sayılğan is represented by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA).

PEN International calls for solidarity with jailed journalist Nedim Türfent

17 December 2018

Writers’ group organizes solidarity campaign for jailed Kurdish journalist

PEN International has launched a solidarity campaign for journalist Nedim Türfent, who was convicted on terror charges in late 2017 after publishing a video that embarrassed state security forces.  

The organization, which supports writers from all over the world, included a poem written by the journalist in his prison cell.