TURKEY: SEEMO asks for release of journalists in Turkey

TURKEY, TURKEY, 04/06/2017, 10:30

Vienna, 4 June 2017 - The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) called for the release of Ilker Yucel (İlker Yücel) in the province of Igdir in Turkey.

Yucel, who is the editor-in-chief of the daily Aydinlik, was arrested after the paper failed to publish a correction or pay a monetary fine (~25,000 EUR), in regards to an article written in 2014. The article supposedly insults the Turkish Energy Minister, who is also the son-in-law of the president.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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