petition
Freedom for Cumhuriyet, freedom for all Turkish journalists!

petition
Freedom for Cumhuriyet, freedom for all Turkish journalists!

President Erdoğan,

Another mass trial will open on 24 July in Turkey, the trial of 17 journalists and leading employees of the daily Cumhuriyet. They are facing up to 43 years in prison on “terrorism” charges. Eleven of them have already spent months in prison.

For years you have been doing everything possible to silence those who dare to do their job, to cover the news. They have been subjected to arbitrary imprisonment, searches, closure of media outlets and confiscation of press cards. This has gone on for too long!

President Erdoğan, we won’t let you continue.

We have had enough of seeing Turkish journalists treated as terrorists. We have had enough of mass trials, outrageous charges and arbitrary detentions that are tragedies for the victims.


We demand the immediate release of Cumhuriyet’s employees and all the other journalists who have been thrown in prison just for doing their job. And we demand the withdrawal of the absurd charges brought against them.

It is time to restore pluralism, media freedom and the rule of law in Turkey. #SaveTurkishJournalists !

Every voice counts, act.

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