Aslı Erdoğan and Necmiye Alpay Have Been Released

Aslı Erdoğan and Necmiye Alpay have been released after more than 100 days in detention!

A court in Istanbul on Dec. 29 ordered the release of novelist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay who had been under arrest on charges of “making terrorist propaganda” for around four-and-a-half months and four months, respectively.

Erdoğan and Alpay were among journalists and intellectuals tried in one of the cases into Özgür Gündem, a daily that was closed over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Erdoğan has been held in jail for 132 days since her detention and Alpay has been held behind bars for 120 days.