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November 29, 2015 - Updated on August 19, 2016

Press conference for Can Dündar and Erdem Gül


Türkçe / In TurkishReporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Turkish Association of Journalists (TGC) will hold a special press conference on Tuesday, 1 December, in response to the detention of Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar and his Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül.RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, TGC president Turgay Olcayto, Cumhuriyet lawyer Bülent Utku, and well-known figures will issue an international appeal for the release of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, and the other journalists who are imprisoned in Turkey.Other organizations that defend freedom of expression and information will take part in the press conference and will join in the appeal.RSF awarded its 2015 Press Freedom Prize to Cumhuriyet at the inaugural ceremony of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg on 17 November. Can Dündar attended the ceremony together with Akin Atalay, the head of Cumhuriyet’s executive board.The press conference will be at 10 a.m. at TGC headquarters, located at Türkocağı Cad. No: 1, Cağaloğlu, Istanbul.Contacts : - In Paris, Hugo Salomo (Communications Manager): [email protected], +33 1 44 83 84 82- In Istanbul, Erol Önderoğlu (RSF Turkey Representative): [email protected], +90 532 523 0577