TURKEY’S ERDOGAN ARRESTING JOURNALISTS, REVOKING LICENCES…..

Because he couldn’t care less what Europe thinks, says or does.

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 24

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In this July 24, 2016, handout photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives the Rabaa salute, a reference to Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawaya Square, where Egyptian soldiers and police in August 2013 killed hundreds of supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi protesting the military's ousting of the Egyptian president in July 2013. (Pool/AP)

In this July 24, 2016, handout photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives the Rabaa salute, a reference to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawaya Square, where Egyptian soldiers and police in August 2013 killed hundreds of supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi protesting the military’s ousting of the Egyptian president in July 2013. (Pool/AP)

At least 48 journalists detained in one week
Police in Turkey detained at least 48 journalists in the past week, according to the independent news website P24 and the Twitter account of Ben Gazeteciyim, a volunteer association of Turkish journalists formed to show solidarity with their threatened colleagues. At the time of publication, 21 of those detained were at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse being interrogated by prosecutors and waiting to see a judge. Eren Şener, lawyer for journalists Bülent Mumay and Arda Akın, told the news website Bianet that prosecutors had asked his clients about their activity on Twitter, news stories they had written, and whether they viewed the Hizmet movement, which the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating a failed military coup on July 15 that left more than 200 people dead, as a terrorist organization.

According to P24 and Ben Gazeteciyim, the 21 people at Çağlayan Courthouse at the time of publication were:

  • Habip Güler
  • Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu
  • Emre Soncan
  • Seyit Kılıç
  • Mehmed Gündem
  • Cihan Acar
  • Bayram Kaya
  • Hüseyin Aydın
  • Yakup Sağlam
  • Hanım Büşra Erdal
  • Nazlı Ilıcak
  • Ali Akkuş
  • Bülent Mumay
  • Haşim Söylemez
  • Bünyamin Köseli
  • Abdullah Kılıç
  • Cuma Ulus
  • Arda Akın
  • Ufuk Şanlı
  • Yakup Çetin
  • Mustafa Erkan Acar

According to P24 and Ben Gazeteciyim, police also detained the following journalists in the last week:

  • Tuncer Çetinkaya
  • Olgun Matur
  • Ahmet Memiş
  • Erkan Büyük
  • Emre Koçali
  • İsa Siyi
  • Aytekin Gezici
  • Yüksel Evsen
  • Taner Talaş
  • Hakan Bülent Yardımcı
  • Rıfat Söylemez
  • Şahin Alpay
  • Nuriye Akman
  • Ahmet Turan Alkan
  • Zafer Özsoy
  • Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş
  • Cuma Kaya
  • Murat Avcıoğlu
  • Osman Nuri Arslan
  • Hüseyin Turan
  • Faruk Akkan
  • Lokman Erdoğan
  • Hüseyin Aydın
  • Ali Bulaç
  • Mümtazer Türköne
  • Hilmi Yavuz

Government revokes credentials of at least 330 journalists
The General Directorate of Press-Publishing Information (BYEGM), the bureau within the prime minister’s office responsible for issuing press credentials to journalists has revoked the credentials of at least 330 journalists since the failed July 15 coup attempt, BYEGM Deputy Director Ekrem Okutan announced today, according to press reports.

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2 thoughts on “TURKEY’S ERDOGAN ARRESTING JOURNALISTS, REVOKING LICENCES…..

    • I do not need Islamo-dawa, there is no other ideology around as brutal, inhuman and anti-liberty than islam.

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