Kurdish Issue Imprisoned
Although the government claims to solve the Kurdish problem, the number of imprisoned journalists indicates some other truth. If you are journalist, or let’s say, a Kurdish journalist, you shouldn’t touch the “hot pot”.
By Pınar Dağ
As of December 2012, the number of journalists arrested in Turkey was reported as 73. Among them, those who deal with the Kurdish issue or work for a Kurdish news organisation represent the vast majority.
The number of those reporting for the Kurdish media or deal with the Kurdish issue, correspond to a good 81 % of imprisoned journalists.
The group ‘Pressout’ founded by journalists who support their colleagues frequently asks the government and courts, if this picture is not contradicting with the willingness to solve the problem. The Pressout called also for an immediate release of all journalists in prison.
The platform for solidarity with imprisoned journalist published the list of prisons in Turkey where the journalists are being held. The red markers indicate those journalists who have been arrested and charged on propaganda and activities for the KCK (Union Of Communities Of Kurdistan).
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