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Journalists and their supporters hold banners as they march during a protest against the arrests of journalists in Istanbul March 4, 2011.? Read more » REUTERS/Osman Orsal/Files

 

Full text of prosecutor’s query report on Nedim Şener and Ahmet Şık.


Turkey: Journalists’ Arrests Chills Free Speech
Human Rights Watch (press release)
Those arrested in Istanbul are: Şener, a Milliyet reporter; Şık, an independent journalist and lecturer at Bilgi University; Sait Çakır, a writer for the Oda TV channel; and Yalçın Küçük, a writer, who is already on trial for alleged connections with

Govt?s links to Ergenekon detentions

by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK
The detention and ensuing arrest of several journalists in the latest wave of the probe into Ergenekon, a shadowy crime network which has alleged links within the state and is suspected of plotting to topple the government, have prompted some circles to launch a campaign against the government, accusing it of masterminding the legal actions taken against the journalists. 

Arrests of Journalists Protested in Turkey and Abroad

from Bianet :: English
Protestors in Ankara wore a black band around their mouths to express their protest against the arrest of journalists Şık and Şener. Press members in Istanbul called for legal amendments and the release of the detained journalists. HRW and RSF criticized the arrests and restriction on press freedom.

 

Turkish Court Jails 2 Journalists in Coup Investigation

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU
The two were arrested after testifying about what the authorities said was involvement in a 2003 military plot to overthrow the government.

 

Questions for Turkish journalists raise more questions

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Daily News with Wires
Journalistic practices, rather than terrorist activities, dominated the questioning of two reporters arrested Sunday in connection to the alleged Ergenekon gang.

Turkish journalist puts the DNA of Ergenekon probe under the microscobe
Hurriyet Daily News
It is often hard to explain the Ergenekon coup case to people who are not familiar with it, he said, adding that it is ?very natural? for these people to be confused since there may be ?a lack of methodical coherency? in their eyes

Journalists’ detention sparks twin protests in Turkey
Southeast European Times
Ten people, most of them journalists, were detained on Thursday as part of the so-called Ergenekon investigation, into a suspected plot to topple the government. Among those detained are Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, known for their critical reporting on

Govt’s links to Ergenekon detentions
Sunday’s Zaman
The detention and ensuing arrest of several journalists in the latest wave of the probe into Ergenekon, a shadowy crime network which has alleged links within the state and is suspected of plotting to topple the government, have prompted some circles

 

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