According to Reporters Without Borders the number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016. The increase is related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail.
Reporters Without Borders has awarded Tomasz Piatek from Poland as Journalist of the Year 2017. The reporter accused Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz of being involved in illegal arms trade with Russia.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, jailed in Turkey, has been moved from solitary confinement, according to media reports. He was detained in February and accused of spreading terrorist propaganda.
International artists have called for the release of the German-Turkish journalist and publisher who on Sunday will have been held for 300 days without charge. He was moved from solitary detention a few days ago.
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
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