Solidarity with daily Özgür Gündem and its detained or harassed journalists

By freedomnotfrontex

Solidarity with daily Özgür Gündem
and its detained or harassed journalists

Solidarity also with Ragip Zarakolu, Asli Erdogan, Eren Keskin and Filiz Koçali

Daily Özgür Gündem, which has been shut down by court order, has been released as a special four-page edition carrying the headline “We will not give in”. The daily, published in solidarity, appeared in newsstands as a special edition of Atılım newspaper. On the back page, it was captioned “You cannot silence us” with photos of the daily’s workers.In the editorial article issued on the first page, following phrases were used: “We call all of our friends to repel this attack directed at our daily, and we call our people to look out for their newspaper and free press. We are repeating our unhesitant firm stance, which we have maintained against the February 28 coup that the Islamist media had remained silent about. We persist to stand against the [July 15] coup attempt. We will stand against AKP (Justice and Development Party) coup as well. We’ve never remained silent, you will not be able to silence us.”

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