- A Turkish court ordered the provisional detention of the editor and eight journalists of the anti-government daily Cumhuriyet extended Saturday. Monday the editor and journalists were arrested on suspicion of terrorism.
Cumhuriyet is one of the few remaining Turkish newspapers critical reports about the government. The authorities accuse chief Murat Sabuncu and other employees of having committed crimes on behalf of Kurdish militants and the organization of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government sees both groups as terrorist organizations.
The Right Livelihood Foundation awarded the editors of Cumhuriyet in September a prize for their ' courageous investigative journalism and commitment to freedom of expression while facing repression, censorship, imprisonment and death threats. '