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Ocak Isik Yurtcu

"After serving nearly 32 months in prison for his newspaper's critical coverage of Turkey's ongoing conflict with Kurdish insurgents, editor Ocak Isik Yurtcu was freed from Saray Prison on 15 August 1997, one day after Turkey's parliament unanimously passed an amnesty law allowing for the release of several jailed editors...

"Yurtcu, the former editor of the pro-Kurdish daily "Ozgur Gundem", was sentenced in December 1994 to over ten years in prison for news articles that appeared during his tenure as editor from 1991 to 1992." [1]

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  1. International press freedom awardee Ocak Isik Yurtcu released from prison; move follows government amnesty for jailed editors, IFEX, accessed October 4, 2007.
  2. Alert, IFEX, accessed October 3, 2007.