Turkey court tries 44 pro-Kurd journalists in biggest media case | Chicago Tribune
By Ayla Jean Yackley
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Forty-four pro-Kurdish journalists went on trial in Turkey on Monday, charged with belonging to an armed rebellion in the country’s largest media case, intensifying concerns about press and political freedoms.
Thousands of pro-Kurdish trade unionists, politicians, academics and journalists have been jailed since 2009, accused of links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a 28-year campaign against Turkey.
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