Employees of the newspaper must go back to prison. This keeps up the pressure on Turkey’s democratic forces.
The accused ex-employees of Cumhuriyet Photo: Canan Coskun
Six employees of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet were forced back to prison Thursday afternoon after a court in Istanbul ruled that their prison sentences were legal. Cartoonist Musa Kart, journalists Guray oz and Hakan Karader, and an accountant, a lawyer and a board member must serve their remaining prison sentences. According to the verdict, they supported terrorist organizations. But the whole world knows what it was really about: their journalism.