Coalition for Women in Journalism condemns arrest of colleagues

The Coalition for Women in Journalism, a global solidarity group, condemned the arrest of journalists Ruken Demir and Melike Aydın.

The Coalition For Women In Journalism, a global solidarity group, issued a written statement today to condemn the arrest of MA journalist Ruken Demir and JIN NEWS journalist Melike Aydın in Izmir.

The statement said: “Press freedom in Turkey and the approach to women is to be followed very closely. We condemn all kind of restriction on journalism, particularly the restriction and behaviour towards women journalists.

We urge Turkey to ensure freedom of expression rather than to repress journalists who are doing their work.”