Entries by Umut Oran


Ahmet Şık’s Defense Statement – Cumhuriyet

I Ahmet Şık’s defence statement on the trial of Cumhuriyet start with a quote from the prologue of my book “We walked parallel on these roads”, published in 2014, three years ago. The foreword of this review-research book explaining how the mafia-governing coalition between the AKP and the Gülen community is dispersed begins as follows: […]

CHP leader announces ‘Taksim Declaration’ after failed coup attempt -Hürriyet Daily News

The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has announced the “Taksim Declaration” in a rally organized to protest the July 15 failed coup attempt. Kılıçdaroğlu read the declaration, which includes articles on democracy, rights and governance, in the event titled “Republic and Democracy Rally.” The articles of the declaration read […]


Former MP to receive indemnity from daily – Hürriyet Daily News

Pro-government Turkish daily Akşam has been sentenced to pay 6,000 Turkish Liras in compensation to former Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Umut Oran for publishing a manufactured story alleging an assassination plot against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter, Sümeyye Erdoğan, which they had claimed involved Oran, daily Cumhuriyet reported on April 20

Giacomo Filibeck

After attending the CHP congress we wanted to visit Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, the two journalists of Cumhuriyet, arrested for doing their job, and doing it well. The government didn’t allow us, so we went anyway in front of Silivri Prison where they are detained since 52 days. Their colleagues and supporters stand here […]

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Papandreou voices concern over media freedom in Turkey – Hürriyet Daily News

Socialist International President George Papandreou visited daily Cumhuriyet’s office in Istanbul on Dec. 20, voicing his concern over the state of media freedom in Turkey while also expressing his support for Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, two prominent journalists for the newspaper who are currently in prison pending trial on charges of “aiding terrorist organizations.” […]