Reporters without Borders Says over 100 Journalists and Columnists Have Been Kidnapped or Arrested by the Turkish Government

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The representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Turkey alongside two other people went on trial Tuesday on charges of making terrorist propaganda for Kurdish militants, as media organizations and the European Union urged for all charges to be dropped.

RSF representative Erol Onderoglu, rights campaigner Sebnem Korur Fincanci and journalist Ahmet Nesin went on trial at an Istanbul courthouse for making "terrorist propaganda" for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a three decade long armed struggle for greater Kurdish rights.

The three were arrested in June and released pending trial for guest editing the pro-Kurdish and leftist newspaper "Ozgur Gundem," which was later raided by police and closed down for alleged ties with the PKK.

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