Press Freedom

'MİT Trucks' trial was adjourned until February

10 October 2018

Didem Yeşilova, İstanbul – A member of the Turkish parliament faced terrorism charges, along with two others, at their eighth hearing before İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court. Enis Berberoğlu, an MP for the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Can Dündar and Erdem Gül have been accused of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization”. The hearing was adjourned until February 6.

First hearing of 7 journalists from DİHA and Özgür Gündem was held in Diyarbakır

3 October 2018

Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır – Seven journalists each face up to three years imprisonment for sharing on social media an article by the now-defunct Dicle News Agency (DİHA). The article revealed that Musa Çitil, the commander of a recent Turkish military operation in Sur, Diyarbakır, has previously been accused of criminal behavior related to the massacre of 13 civilians in Mardin's Derik province during the 1990s.