Prş, Şub

The oppression against journalists in Turkey grows with each passing day. On the morning of 30 April, imc TV News Editor Hamza Aktan was detained in Istanbul before being brought to the Anti-Terror branch.

Turkey’s president has become incensed at the temerity of organizations who deign to compile reports on rights violations. He’s incensed because we’re publicizing the rights violations and thefts of labor that he is attempting to make routine. He’s incensed because we’re shining a spotlight on the current state of fascism in the country.

In our country, press and publication organizations require no permission to begin operations apart from providing notification. Likewise, conducting journalism requires absolutely no permission from the state.

Some are greatly afraid of the truth and will do anything they can to ensure the truth remains unspoken. We witnessed the latest in an accelerating series of attacks against press workers yesterday when imc TV cameraman Refik Tekin was wounded in his left leg by police fire as he was going to cover the news.