22 Oct 2015 Lvl. 1
Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 n° 69/2015 Turkey
Alawite Journalist Miktat Algül Sentenced to 61 Years in Turkey
Miktat Algül is the general broadcasting coordinator of Mezitli FM who defines himself as a “patriotic, Kemalist journalist” and claims that he has been subjected to a conspiracy because of this. He strongly believes that he has been accused, because of the publication policy he follows, on the basis of evidence collected through conspiracies, illegal methods and fake witnesses. He was detained on 17 May 2010 when he was arrested on the allegation of being a member of an unknown organisation. Algül has been sentenced to 61 years of imprisonment.
22 Oct 2015
Response of the Turkish Government (information provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey
Journalists in detention