The Izmir Şirinyer Military Court dismissed the request for the release of conscientious objector İnan Süver. Süver is said to have been sentenced to imprisonment of 35 months. The case was adjourned to 15 November.
Taraf newspaper reporter Baransu was acquitted of charges of publishing “classified” documents regarding the raid on the Aktütün police station despite the prosecutor’s plead for imprisonment. Baransu will now file a complaint against Generals Başbuğ and Iğsız.
Noam Chomsky, who visited İstanbul to take part in a conference on freedom of expression, summarized the situation in a calm manner. He told the press that from 2002 to 2008 observers of Turkey had noted with satisfaction that freedom of expression thrived and that journalism and debate became much bolder, but that in the last couple of years the situation had again become alarming.