CAMPAIGN: Set JOURNALISTS FREE in Turkey
In 2010, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched an international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey. EFJ unions in Belgium, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia have already been linked with arrested journalists in Turkey. With that help, over 50 other detained journalists could benefit from a direct pairing in this way.
Over 700 individuals and organisations around the world have joined the "Set Turkish Journalists Free" campaign thanks to your support. In 2010, many journalists and their unions sent a petition letter to the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling for the release of the jailed journalists in Turkey. As of today, 52 professional journalists still remain in Turkish prisons with many waiting desperately a fair trial.
For further information please get in touch with our campaign coordinator Renate Schroeder.
Please join our online petition now to help set journalists free in Turkey. Click here to sign now.
An in-depth list of detained Turkish journalists including the number of days of their imprisonment can be found here.
You can find a timeline with all important events that happened in Turkey and missions EFJ undertook to attend trials here.
- 3 March 2014: KCK hearing.
25 February 2014: DHKP-C case, Sami Menteş (released) and Gamze Keşkek (imprisoned)