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Turkey - Court acquits journalist who interviewed Kurdish separatist

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders hails journalist Ertugrul Mavioglu's acquittal by an Istanbul court today on a charge of “propaganda in support of a terrorist organization” for interviewing Murat Karayilan of the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK), which the authorities regard as the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The interview was published in three instalments in the newspaper Radikal in October 2010. Mavioglu had been facing the possibility of a seven-and-a-half-year (...)

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