Journalism is not a crime: protest against Erdoğan in London
British, Turkish and European groups joined forces to urge the UK government to raise the issue of press freedom and human rights with President Erdoğan who was in London to meet prime minister Theresa May.
Media freedom campaigners protest. Photo: Andy McSmith
The purge of critical media and opposition parties by the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan administration has left more than 150 journalists and media workers behind bars, amongst more than 50,000 intellectuals who have been arrested and subjected to show trials. Turkey is considered the biggest jail for journalists in the world.
On Tuesday, 15 May, 2018, representatives of ECPMF partner Index on Censorship,…