A large group of Turkish journalists gathered in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, on Friday in support of 143 journalists arrested on charges of alleged involvement of the July 15 coup attempt.

About 100 journalists and media representatives came together at İstanbul Depo, a culture and debate center serving as a platform supporting the collaboration of artists, artist collectives, civic and cultural organizations in Turkey.

The meeting was organized by a civic initiative called “Ben Gazeteciyim” (I am journalist). Among the journalists attended the meeting were: Hasan Cemal, Andrew Finkel, Doğan Akın, Yasemin Çongar, Metin Yener, Sibel Oral, Murat Şevki Çoban ve Özlem Altunok, Ümit Kıvanç, Tuğba Tekerek, Burcu Karakaş and Eyüp Tatlıpınar.