IMC TV is a pro-Kurdish broadcaster facing harassment from the Turkish authorities. Its reporters are continuing their work, however, regardless of the dangers. That puts them in the political crossfire between Kurdish militants and the army.
Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone, together with an updated travel warning, has been met with outrage in Ankara.
Celebrated Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan was imprisoned for four months in Turkey last year- and she refuses to be cowed by the pressure. Writing, she told DW, is a responsibility.
Employees of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet are being tried on charges including the alleged support of "terrorist organizations." The case is seen as a indicator of the state of the Turkish justice system.
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.
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