first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go further News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia June 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fikret Baskaya released from prison Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawcenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from jail on 28 June of university teacher Fikret Baskaya, a columnist on the pro-Kurd daily paper Özgür Bakis, but strongly regrets it did not come sooner in response to pressure by his lawyers.Baskaya had been held in Ankara’s Kalecik prison since 29 June last year. He was sentenced on 1 January last year to 16 months in jail and fined 1.066 billion Turkish pounds (_855) for “separatist propaganda.” The sentence was confirmed by the supreme court.He had written in a 1 June 1999 article in the paper headed “Is this a historic trial?” that “Turkish leaders have always considered the Kurdish problem as a public order issue, while in fact it is a national problem. They have thought they could solve it by chauvinistic, racist and nationalist policies.” News Newslast_img

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