The indictment against 5 jailed writers of Cumhuriyet daily is completed after 5 months. Today, Cumhuriyet daily stated that the elements of crime in the indictment consist of news articles and tweets and demanded immediate release.
Saturday Mothers: “Stand in solidarity with Cumhuriyet today. Or else they will come and knock on your door tomorrow.”
As part of the operation against Cumhuriyet Daily, editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and writers Aydın Engin, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Güray Öz, Hakan Kara and Turhan Güney have been detained.
Prime Minister Davutoğlu’s words, “It is nobody’s business what the trucks were carrying” constitute a scandalous disclosure of the current character of the State. Yet it is our business. What the trucks were carrying is the business of each and every citizen living in this country. The present and future outcome of this move by the State concerns first and foremost us, the citizens of this country.
Cumhuriyet newspaper staff and writers have published a declaration in reaction to President Tayyip Erdoğan’s words, “This newspaper too is now part of the spying scheme. The person who wrote this report will pay dearly for it, he won’t get away with it so easily,” targeting their Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar after their newspaper published a report on a delivery of Syria-bound arms in MİT [National Intelligence Service] trucks.
Today’s issues of the daily Cumhuriyet and Özgür Gündem newspapers have been published with Armenian headlines .
Last night, Police carried out a search on the delivery trucks of Cumhuriyet newspaper that today has published a 4-page selection from the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine. The Şişli, Istanbul, offices of the newspaper are currently sealed off by police for security purposes.