The first aggravated life sentences have been handed down for journalists in Turkey following the failed coup of July 15, 2016. The sentences were passed on to Nazlı Ilıcak and brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, who contributed to the changes made in Turkey over the past 30 years.
- After long legal proceedings involving the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk and novelist Elif Şafak, once again Turkey hits the headlines with news of a court order against one of the most illustrious personalities of the country - pianist Fazil Say. Virtuoso musician, he has played with some of the most important philharmonic orchestras in the world, including Tokyo’s, New York’s and Berlin’s. Proceedings against Say started last October when a prosecutor acted on complaints by individuals who said they had been offended by the musician’s comments on his Twitter account.