2017: 187 Medien geschlossen, 171 Journalisten verhaftet in der Tuerkei

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In just over a year, Turkey has jailed 171 journalists and closed down 187 media outlets Hurriyet reported on Tuesday.

Most journalists are accused of either inciting violence or of promoting terrorism, in the period following the attempted coup of July 15, 2016.

The figures were contained in the final report of a workshop organized by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Çanakkale (August 26-30). The workshop entitled “Arrested Journalists and Shuttered Media Outlets Workshop” featured representatives from various Turkish press and journalists associations as well as human rights advocates.

The debate focused on detention and arrest policies, including the controversial single-type uniforms introduced in prisons that no longer differentiate between the different categories of prisoners arrested for “terrorism.”