Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Journalists sue the media

"Journalists Demir and Kepenk were taken into custody and released in the course of a KCK operation. They now sue the newspapers Zaman, Star, Sabah and Yeni Şafak because of their news about the journalists published during their time in custody." [...] "The newspapers had labelled the journalists as 'terrorists' while they were in custody." These newspapers are known to be very close to government circles.


"Arzu Demir, editor of the Etkin News Agency (ETHA), and Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reporter Evrim Kepenk, were taken into police custody and later on released in the scope of an operation against the Union of Kurdish Communities (KCK), the umbrella organization that includes the outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

48 people, most of them journalists, were taken into custody on 20 December. 36 of them were arrested whereas Demir and Kepenk were released."

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