It is very hard to believe that our colleague and friend Ahmet Şık is an Ergenekon member. He devoted his life to struggle for human rights issues in Turkey as a journalist and he was in Nokta magazine team whose publications started the Ergenekon case in the first place. Many people suspect his unabating anti-Gulenism may be the cause of his arrest. I was personally not buying much of his arguments but this must not be the consequence of his position. With these arrests, there come the end of an alliance for supporting Ergenekon case. Many Islamists and pro-Gulenists are feeding the suspicion that “how can we know? maybe he [Ahmet] was involved, maybe there is evidence we do not know” whereas liberals and left-liberals are totally frustrated with Ahmet’s arrest. It seems that a case with unthinkable democratic potentials for Turkey is turning into a protracted revenge game in politics…
Many journalists waited and gave support to arrested journalists.. More photos here.
Reactions mixed over new wave of Ergenekon detentions
Journalist Nedim Şener was detained on Thursday after a police search of his house as part of an investigation into Ergenekon. The detention of 10 people — mainly journalists — as part of an investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine network accused
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Thousands of people? members of the media, trade unions and opposition parties ? have been demonstrating in recent days in Ankara and Istanbul against the continuing arrest of journalists and writers for a variety of things they have written, most recently the results of the journalists? investigations into state complicity in the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, the Ergenekon coup plots, and the Fethullah Gülen Islamic organization. Journalists have also been tried for publishing about the Kurdish PKK. The days of book burning, it seems, have been replaced by computer file confiscation.
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and also wrote ?Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Community in Ergenekon Documents.? Documents found during a recent police search of the offices of the dissident news website Oda TV allegedly implicated Şener in assisting with some book projects against
Now and them I publish guest blog posts on this website, written by Turkish journalists. The second guest blog post is written by Ayla Albayrak, who is both Turkish and Finnish. She has been a correspondent in Turkey for Finnish media since almost seven years. She is a friend of Ahmet Sik, a Turkish journalist
Latest Ergenekon wave leads to confusion of minds
The detention of 10 people, including journalists, on Thursday as part of a probe into Ergenekon, a clandestine crime network that has alleged links within the state and is suspected of plotting to topple the government, has raised the eyebrows of many
19 Zaman journalists in court over ‘violation of confidentiality’
Nineteen journalists working for the Zaman daily appeared before a judge on Thursday over charges related to their coverage of an indictment into Ergenekon, a clandestine gang accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
This is just too much
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What you read in the headline is what I said to myself two mornings ago, on the new “wave” of Ergenekon arrests, involving almost a dozen journalists. One of them was Nedim Şener, a meticulous reporter I barely know yet genuinely respect,
Author on book about Hrant Dink under arrest
They were among 10 people detained as part of an official inquiry into Ergenekon, an ultra-nationalist clandestine group accused of trying to launch a coup against the government headed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Among those under arrest is Nedim Sener