At the latest hearing of the trial of Ragip and Deniz Zarakolu, which concluded on 7 June, no defendants was released.
This decision is incomprehensible. In a context where civil society and publishers demand more freedoms, IPA continues to urge the Turkish authorities to drop all charges against both publishers and release Deniz Zarakolu, who has been detained for close to 600 days without a verdict, immediately, without waiting for the next hearing of this part of the KCK case, which is scheduled for 9 September. See Press Release of 10 June 2013. See Editors' Platform Declaration for the occupation of Gezi Park (Fr., Eng.). See Press Release of 24 May 2013. See Latest IPA Freedom to Publish Report on Turkey (May 2013). As Turkey protests escalate, the Turkish Publishers Association (TPA) calls for action on human rights and freedoms in Turkey.