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Turkey - Dutch journalist should never have been put on trial

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders travelled to the southeastern city of Diyarbakır for the start of Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink's trial today on a charge of propaganda in support for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). She is among the first foreign journalists to be tried in Turkey since 1995. Geerdink is the only western reporter known to be based in Diyarbakir, where she has lived since 2006. She has written a book and many articles about Kurdish issues, especially on the website (...)

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