The court upheld the custodial sentence for teacher Ayşe Çelik, sentenced to 15 months in jail for having said “do not let the children die” live on “Kanal D” television channel. Her participation in the television program "Beyaz Şov" was by phone, and she was referring to civil clashes in southeastern Turkey, occurred in the summer of 2016.
Ahead of the next hearing on September 25, Leman Humor Magazine and the Journalists Outside Initiative have called on support for the Cumhuriyet trial in which 20 employees of Cumhuriyet daily are standing trial.
After his latest article wasn’t published, Ahmet Taşgetiren has announced that he resigned from “Star” daily newspaper. Among the columnists of pro-government “Star”, in this period Taşgetiren was penning pieces criticizing the government.
The 25th “Musa Anter and Free Press Awards” ceremony, which was banned by Beyoğlu sub-Governorship citing the State of Emergency as the reason, has been held at the Human Rights Association. The decision of ban was protested.