17 journalists to be tried in Istanbul for “complicity” in coup attempt

first_imgNews Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Turkey June 16, 2017 – Updated on June 23, 2017 17 journalists to be tried in Istanbul for “complicity” in coup attempt TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Update: On 23 June, at the end of the last day of the latest hearing, the court ordered that all the journalists, including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak, should remain in detention. Journalists and representatives of human rights organizations, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), tried to attend the 23 June hearing but the courtroom was too small and they had to wait outside. The next hearing has been set for 19 September.The trial of 17 Turkish journalists accused of complicity in a coup attempt in July 2016 will open in Istanbul on 19 June. Six of them, including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak, are currently detained. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for their immediate release because they are being held for criticizing the government. According to a 247-page indictment, the 17 reporters and columnists are each facing the possibility of three life sentences plus a 15-year jail term on a range of charges that include trying to “eliminate the government,” trying to “destroy constitutional order” and trying to “eliminate parliament”.They are also charged with membership of “the FETÖ organization,” the government’s name for the movement led by the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen that is alleged to have orchestrated the coup attempt. The prosecutor’s office claims that they had advanced warning of the coup and used “subliminal messages” to support it during a broadcast of “Özgür Düsünce” (Free Thought), a programme on the local TV channel Can Erzincan. “This trial marks a new level in the growing absurdity of the charges being brought against journalists,” RSF said. “We call for the acquittal of these 17 journalists and the immediate release of those being held, who have no place being in prison. It is high time that the Turkish authorities ended their systematic criminalization of critics.” The journalist going on trial on 19 June include such leading media names as Nazlı Ilıcak et Ahmet Altan, who is being prosecuted along with his brother, Mehmet Altan. The former editor of the newspaper Taraf, Ahmet Altan is accused inter alia of trying to “pave the way for the coup” by publishing two editorials headlined “Mutlak korku” (Absolute fear) and “Ezip geçmek” (Crush everything in your path) on 12 May 2016 and 27 June 2016 respectively. Together with the well-known Parisian street artist C215, RSF staged an operation in support of Turkey’s imprisoned journalist last month in which stencils were used to paint the faces of ten of the imprisoned journalists across the urban landscape in Paris and outside the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Ilıcak, the Altan brothers and around 20 other detained Turkish journalists have asked the Strasbourg court to rule on the legality of their detention, which has so far continued for an average of about ten months. At a hearing on 13 June, the court ruled that their cases were admissible and asked Turkey to submit its observations by 4 October. Ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for professional journalists. The already worrying situation of its media has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media have been closed by decree and more than 100 journalists are currently detained. At least 775 press cards have also been rescinded and hundreds of journalists’ passports have cancelled without any form of judicial proceedings. Credit: C215 TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News to go furtherlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball roundtable: The Orange’s best lineup, Dajuan Coleman’s emergence and Tyler Lydon’s position

first_img Published on December 9, 2016 at 10:45 pm After starting out 4-0, Syracuse (5-3) has lost three of its last four games. In that span the Orange has mustered only 50 points in two different games and changed its starting lineup.Our beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson answer three questions surrounding the Orange.1. How would you assess Syracuse’s new starting lineup with Tyus Battle, and without Tyler Roberson?Connor Grossman: According to Jim Boeheim, “it wasn’t even a decision” to bench Roberson in favor of the freshman. Looking at Roberson’s offensive blackout, it’s hard to disagree. What did Boeheim have to lose? Admittedly, it was a bit of a defensive concession, specifically on the boards. But Andrew White is now playing the 3, a position he’s more comfortable in, and Tyler Lydon is around the basket more on offense as a 4, where Boeheim said he’s more effective offensively. What’s more is Battle, in theory, brings a new jolt of life to Syracuse’s offense. He showed in his starting debut against North Florida with 19 points, and immediately hit a 3 to get SU going early against UConn. There’s not much for the Orange to be overly confident about right now, but I think this lineup is worth sticking with.Matt Schneidman: I definitely agree that Battle brings a spark to this offense, and it’s a spark Syracuse desperately needs. If the Orange was struggling defensively, Jim Boeheim might be better suited to stick with Roberson but like you said Connor, White and Lydon shifting down a spot isn’t hurting the defense. Battle is one of the top two or three 3-point shooters on the team and he’s flashed some promise from deep in the last two games. If he can continue that for the rest of SU’s nonconference schedule, then this is a new lineup Syracuse should eventually reap the benefits of.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo Editor2. What’s gotten into Dajuan Coleman lately? Is everything finally coming together for the big man on both sides of the ball, and can we expect it to continue?C.G.: After losing to South Carolina, Boeheim said his best team was with Lydon at center. Coleman and Paschal Chukwu were “not ready to play at this level.” Specific to Coleman, the response has been remarkable. In the three games since he’s averaged 29 minutes per game after averaging 14 through five games. He’s unveiled somewhat of an unexpected jump shot that he’s always had, he said, but he’s now provided Syracuse with 37 points over the last three games. The capper was a double-double against UConn on Monday when he collected 16 rebounds. I’m not sure it’s reasonable to expect him to keep up with this pace, but it would be a hell of a boost for SU while it sorts out other woes.Paul Schwedelson: I agree with you that it doesn’t make sense to “expect” Coleman’s success to continue since this is the first time in his career that his jumper has been this good. This will be fascinating to track throughout the rest of the nonconference schedule. If it continues into conference play, it’s fair to say I would be shocked. For a player to add an entirely new dimension to his game as a fifth-year senior is rather remarkable. After SU faced South Carolina, Boeheim said he needed to see “something” from Coleman, implying he hadn’t seen anything yet to that point. He’s played extremely well since, but the law of averages says this won’t continue. But this is why we love sports, no?Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo Editor3. Boeheim said SU’s best offensive lineup is with Tyler Lydon at center, not the 3. Now in the new starting lineup, he’s playing the 4. Where does he fit best?M.S.: Lydon, in my opinion, is best as a stretch-4. There, he factors into SU’s best offensive lineup with Frank Howard, Battle, White and Coleman surrounding him. I agree that it doesn’t matter where he as an individual plays on offense because he’s still going to strive to be multi-dimensional even if his shot isn’t falling now. It’s a matter of where his position allows others to slide into the lineup and right now, Lydon playing power forward gives the Orange the best chance to win in terms of where the other four slide in.P.S.: If you were to describe a prototypical stretch-4, you would say a 6-foot-9, 220-pound shooter who could score from anywhere on the court and also grab some occasional rebounds. That’s essentially what Lydon is. His ability to shoot allows SU to space the floor when he plays the 4. When he’s at the 3, he’s not around the basket enough to get rebounds and easy putbacks. One of the most important aspects of Coleman’s breakout has been that he gives SU production from the center position. Without an effective center, Lydon has to be relied upon at that spot. But his natural spot is as a stretch-4. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Uganda’s Musagala into Olympics 1,500m final, Nakaayi out

first_imgBurundi 1:59.59 Halima Nakaayi 2:01.29 Uganda 3:39.46 Djibouti 3:40.37 Kenya Matthew Centrowitz Jr. 2. Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI) 3:39.46 Q3. Matthew Centrowitz (USA) 3:39.61 Q4. Ryan Gregson (AUS) 3:40.02 Q5. Ronald Musagala (UGA) 3:40.37 Q6. Mekonnen Gegremedhin (ETH) 3:40.697. Homiyu Tesfaye (GER) 3:40.768. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot (CAN) 3:40.799. Fouad Elkaam (MAR) 3:40.9310. Chris O’Hare (GBR) 3:44.2711. David Bustos (ESP) 3:56.5412. Robby Andrews (USA) DSQ13. Elijah Motonei Manangoi (KEN) DNS Ronald Musagala Uganda 1:59.21 8 3:39.61 1:59.75 AthleteTime 6 Ryan Gregson 4 Mekonnen Gebremedhin 7 Homiyu Tesfaye 3:39.42 3:40.76 Margaret Wambui 2:00.63 Ronald Kwemoi 3:40.79 Belgium Nataliya Pryshchepa Ethiopia Kenya Francine Niyonsaba Kenya’s Ronald Kwemoi (L) and Uganda’s Ronald Musagala compete in the Men’s 1500m Semifinal. Musagala finished 5th to storm the final. AFP PHOTORest of Uganda’s scheduleSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m final 3.00am (Sunday)Men’s 5000m final 3.30am (Sunday)Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichRonald Musagala’s 1,500m Olympic dream remained alive when he qualified Thursday night for the final. He advanced automatically with a time of 3:40.37, far from his personal best of 3:35.02, after finishing fifth in his semifinal.Colleague Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m fell out after finishing 6th in her 800m race.In the 1500m, Kenyan Asbel Kiprop set up a battle royale with Algeria’s defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi in Saturday’s  final after both advanced smoothly from the semi-finals.Makhloufi, who won silver in the 800m behind David Rudisha Monday, came in second behind Kiprop in their semi-final.Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist and three-time defending world champion, easily won the heat in 3:39.73 after a stunning wide run-in from 250 metres.Heat 11. Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:39.73. Q2. Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG) 3:39.88 Q3. Nicholas Willis (NZL) 3:39.96 Q4. Ben Blankenship (USA) 3:39.99 Q5. Charlie Grice (GBR) 3:40.05 Q6. Abdalaati Iguider (MAR) 3:40.11 q7. Nathan Brannen (CAN) 3:40.20 q8. Benson Kiplagat Seurei (BRN) 3:40.539. Jakub Holusa (CZE) 3:40.8310. Dawit Wolde (ETH) 3:41.4211. Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 3:42.5112. Pieter-Jan Hannes (BEL) 3:43.7113. Brahim Kaazouzi (MAR) 3:48.66Heat21. Ronald Kwemoi (KEN) 3:39.42. Q Ayanleh Souleiman 3 Ajee’ Wilson 8 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Germany United States 2:00.80 7 3:40.02 Italy 5 Poland Yusneysi Santiusti AthleteTime 6 Canada 1:59.95 3:40.69 Australia Ukraine Angelika Cichocka Renée Eykens 2:00.45 United States The other athlete in a final is Joshua Cheptegei, who a day earlier gave himself a second chance for a medal bid by finishing fourth in his heat and automatically qualifying for the 5000m final.The 19-year-old Cheptegei had at the weekend finished 6th in the 10,000m final won by Britain’s Mo Farah.Cheptegei  today run 13:25.70. His best time ever is 13:00.60.Kipyeko 13:24.66 had a time better than his colleagues, but in finishing 11th joined Jacob Kiplimo, 15, who also finished 11th in heat 1, out of contention. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more