Can Dundar

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Can Dündar (centre) and Erdem Gül (left), journalists with the liberal Cumhuriyet newspaper,   arrive at Istanbul courthouse for their trial on Friday. They are accused of espionage and publicising state secrets. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

On a recent Friday evening the weekend edition of Today’s Zaman, the sister publication of Turkey’s largest-selling newspaper Zaman, was being readied(...)

The funeral of Tahir Elci:  The well-known human rights lawyer had been arrested and tortured under military rule a number of times in the past. Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Last month, Tahir Elci argued on a popular Turkish television show that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organisation, in defia(...)