The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) pursues its international campaign to Set Free Journalists in Turkey.

Please find below the latest  news on the matter; note also that today the latest hearing in the KCK case in Istanbul takes place. EFJ is there observing the trial. You can find in-depth information following the link of 19 April. This Friday, a press conference at AJP in Brussels with observers who have been to Istanbul will report on the case.

·         19 April 2013 – KCK Press case: Set our colleagues free, says EFJ, EFJ website

·         18 April 2013 – European Parliament approves 2012 Turkey progress report, EP website

·         15 April 2013 – Tweeting Turkish pianist given sentence for blasphemy, Can Sezer/Ece Toksabay

·         8 April 2013 – Turkey peace talks positive; press freedom still in peril, Özgür Öğret

·         27 March 2013 – “Decriminalize dissent” – Amnesty International report

·         26 March 2013 – After 743 in prison still no freedom for Yalçin Küçük, EFJ website

Upcoming events

2 May in London: World Press Freedom Day event – Campaigning for Press and Media Freedom in Turkey

26 April in Brussels: Association des journalistes professionnels Press Conference on Turkey (11am, Rue de la Senne)

22-26 April in Istanbul : next hearings in KCK press case

For more information and earlier postings, please follow this link to the European Federation of Journalists’ Set Journalist Free in Turkey campaign.   European Federation of Journalists