Well-known journalist-interviewer Neşe Düzel interviews former chief editor of Sabah, Ergun Babahan. It is in Turkish. Many notable journalists/columnists voluntarily or professionally worked with military and civil intelligence institutions in Turkey. Now some defend them in the name of press freedom. Such a low point for the Turkish press…
The unprecedented move of arresting dozens of current and former high-ranking Turkish generals, some of whom served as force commanders, as part of recent investigations over allegations of masterminding coup plots to unseat the government, has made it more urgent than ever to take legal measures to send the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) back to its barracks for the sake of NATO member Turkey?s stability.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the ARI Movement should be commended for opening up the controversial report by Gareth Jenkins, titled ?Between Fact and Fantasy: Turkey?s Ergenekon Investigation,? to public debate.
Prof. Dr. Ihsan Bal, Director of USAK Center for Security Studies
The detention of 49 people, most of whom are retired high ranking military officials, as a result of the operations simultaneously conducted in 9 different cities on Monday, February 22, has caused much bewilderment for many.
The Journalists and Writers Foundation, perhaps the only civil society organization in Turkey that can bring people of differing thoughts together by addressing Turkey?s most ominous subjects with courage, continues to leave a strong impression on everyone with the events it organizes.