13 journalists working for Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper have been imprisoned for seven months. Their wives didn't know each other before. Until they visited their husbands in the Silivri Prison together once a week.
After nearly a year in jail, leading Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel has been released by order of an Istanbul court ahead of trial. Sixteen other Cumhuriyet staff members have been charged with links to terror groups.
Turkey has arrested 14 lawyers whom Ankara accuses of having terrorist ties. The case is related to that of two jailed teachers on hunger strike and adds to an unknown number of lawyers now sitting in Turkish prisons.
As trial begins for the journalists of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, PEN Germany calls upon President Erdogan to release them, along with all political prisoners.
Turkey has released French journalist Loup Bureau, whom it had accused of having links to terrorist organizations. Several others, such as German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, however, remain behind bars.
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