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Turkey: release imprisoned journalists and other media workers.

Turkey now jails more journalists than any other country. One third of all imprisoned journalists in the world are being held in Turkish prisons, the vast majority waiting to be brought to trial.

Journalists and media workers from all strands of opposition media have been targeted in an unprecedented crackdown since the violent coup attempt in July 2016.

Coupled with the closure of more than 160 media outlets, the message is clear and disturbing: the space for dissent is ever-shrinking and speaking out comes at an immeasurable cost.

This crackdown must end. Act now to demand media freedom in Turkey.

Journalists and other media workers must be freed from pre-trial detention. A free media is an essential component of any functioning, pluralist society.

They must be allowed to do their job, because journalism is not a crime.