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.
Erol Onderoglu, the national representative for Reporters Without Borders, was one of three facing 14 years in jail. 140 journalists are currently in prison in Turkey, despite international demands that they be set free.
Three years ago, a failed coup in Turkey led to a media crackdown. Since then, journalists have banded together to document the cases of reporters imprisoned or charged with crimes against the state.
The constitutional court found that Deniz Yucel was falsely imprisoned by authorities. Judges unanimously agreed that his freedom of speech was infringed upon by the state for his work as a journalist.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, imprisoned Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan appeals for original thought.
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