Turkey: Kurdish journalists face trial on terror charges
18 Kurdish journalists who were released after being detained for 13 months on charges of being members of a terrorist organization will face court in Diyarbakır on Thursday.
The journalists, who are accused of being members of an organization due to their professional activities, are being tried in the 4th Heavy Penal Court of Diyarbakır.
Representatives from the Dicle Fırat Journalists Association, the Mesopotamia Women's Journalists Association, and legal professionals from the Clonney Foundation for Justice in Amsterdam are also attending the hearing.
During the investigation, 22 people, including 20 journalists, were arrested during raids on homes and workplaces on June 8, 2022.
Five of the arrested journalists were released under judicial control. In the hearing held on July 11, the court ordered the release of all 15 detained journalists with a travel ban.