First package of judicial reforms published in official gazette

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:26Oct2019

A small step for AKP, some relief for Turkey’s long-suffering dissidents. Immediate results, according to the linked article at the bottom.


With the addition of the Anti-Terror Law, expressing opinions that do not exceed the limits of reporting or criticism will not constitute a crime.

An important part of the legislation paves the way for some citizens who were acquitted of terror charges in connection with the emergency state declared on July 21, 2016, to be able to receive their passports. Their passports had been confiscated following the coup attempt of July 15, 2016.


Turkey orders release of last jailed Cumhuriyet journalist – paper


Harlem Desir, the media freedom representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), said he welcomed Iper’s release.

He also cited media reports as saying three more journalists had also been released on Friday, which Reuters could not confirm.