A Turkish court sent two journalists to prison on World Press Freedom Day. There are currently at least 67 journalists in prison in Turkey, 33 of whom were arrested over the past 10 months.
Turkey dropped 16 places in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index in 2023. “As the 2023 election approaches, the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ‘hyper-presidency’ has stepped up its attacks on journalists,” the watchdog said.
Kurdistan Communities Union Executive Council co-chair Cemil Bayık said on Monday that the waves of arrests targeting pro-Kurdish circles, were aimed at blocking the Labour and Freedom Alliance, led by the Green Left Party.
Swedish intellectuals have called on legislators not to approve Sweden’s new anti-terror bill which would “affect Kurds and Swedish-Kurdish associations”.
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