Turkey coup

Members of the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) shout slogans during a demonstration to mark World Press Freedom Day in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 3, 2017. The placard reads: "Enough!"

Turkey jails more journalists than any other nation. Those in detention are all terrorists, Erdogan says.


Turkey has arrested about 150 journalists since last year’s failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country is now the world’s leading jailer of journalists. But as trials begin, Erdogan is insisting that none of these editors and reporters are being tried for their professional work. They’re all terrorists, he says.