EFD Rights Watch: 4 jailed journalists released, Sivas massacre case dropped due to statute of limitations, Şafak Pavey as “woman of courage”

işte mutluluğun resmi! ahmet, yonca ve mina şık… twitter.com/altinsaray/sta? — Cem Altınsaray (@altinsaray) March 12, 2012 İşte fotoğraf budur. Nedim Şener’in ilk işi kızını okula götürmek oldu… twitter.com/erenguler/stat? — Eren Güler (@erenguler) March 13, 2012   Court releases arrested scribes after 375 days from Hurriyet Daily News Journalists Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were released … Read more

No country for justice. No releases in Oda TV trial tonight. #tahliyeistiyoruz – Journalists Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener still imprisoned

the Next Trial will be on 12 March 2012…  

EFD Rights Watch: NYT states “Turkey?s Glow Dims”

Turkey?s Glow Dims as Government Limits Free Speech from NYT > Turkey by By DAN BILEFSKY and SEBNEM ARSU While Washington and Europe praise Turkey as the model of Muslim democracy for the Arab world, human rights advocates say the government is curbing press freedom. Turkey’s former Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, center left, … Read more

TR Politics roundup: Arrested military officials’ wives’ Anıtkabir show; Oda TV arrests…

more photos here The Hasdal prison visit by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK Chief of General Staff Gen. Işık Koşaner and four force commanders of the Turkish military visited the Hasdal Military Prison on Friday to see military officers and generals who were recently arrested as part of a probe into the Sledgehammer coup plan, which includes … Read more

Oda TV raided by police. Ergenekon trial moves onto journalistic/civil links

However it gets complicated. If there isn’t hard evidence,  and there is a growing anxiety over the evidence issue, then it is impossible to support this raid. This is despite the fact that I have no sympathy for Soner Yalçın and his gang at Oda.TV, an influential website with idiosyncratic left leanings, anti-AKP and pro-Ergenekon … Read more

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