Media freedom in Turkey

27 Sep 2016
17:00 - 18:30
European Parliament

Marietje Schaake, in collaboration with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Friends of Turkey group, is hosting an event on the state of media freedom in Turkey with Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s representative in Turkey since 1996.

The meeting will take place this Tuesday 27 September, from 17:00 to 18:30 in the European Parliament.

Erol Önderoğlu has fought tirelessly to defend persecuted journalists for the past 20 years. He was placed in pre-trial detention by an Istanbul court on June 20, 2016, with two other intellectuals and charged with “terrorist propaganda.”

Mr Önderoğlu was released on June 30, but his trial will start on November 8.

RSF’s latest report on the state of emergency in Turkey will be presented during the meeting.