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Journalists under arrest

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09.01.2018

The Constitutional Court has finally made a move and has decided to act on the applications of the detained journalists. For months, it has avoided bringing it on the agenda.

The court will see their case on Jan. 11 and will decide on the individual applications of Şahin Alpay, Mehmet Altan and Turhan Günay, which will set a precedent.

On the other hand, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has accepted the applications of arrested journalists, including Nazlı Ilıcak, Ahmet Şık, Ali Bulaç, Murat Sabuncu and Ahmet Altan. The court has asked for the defense from the Ministry of Justice and I suppose it will make a decision in a couple of months.

The Constitutional Court might be trying to avoid a negative image due to the ECHR decision, since it had postponed looking at the files. At any rate, the Constitutional Court has taken a positive step.

The letter from Ilıcak

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