The number of journalists jailed in Turkey has gone up to 106 with the recent arrests of two reporters for pro-Kurdish news outlets.
DİHA news agency’s Erdem Mühirci were arrested along with Ali Aşikar from Azadiya Welat newspaper on accusations of terrorist propaganda, on August 26.
The latest arrests have been added up to already large group of journalists in Turkish prisons. Turkey-based Platform for Independent Journalism said the total number has risen up to 106.
Following the July failed coup attempt, Turkey shut down 131 media outlets, accusing them of either terrorist propaganda or supporting the coup plotters.