Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | In Focus: Cagdas Erdogan Stand Trial In Turkey Tomorrow

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Feb. 12, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Source: British Journal of Photography

Tomorrow Turkish photographer Cagdas Erdogan will stand trial in Istanbul on charges that he is a member and supporter of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is classified as a terrorist organization by the Turkish government. Erdogan, who is of Kurdish descent, was arrested last September after being accused of illegally photographing the headquarters of Turkey’s intelligence service. To his supporters, his arrest speaks of Turkey's crackdown on press freedom, notes the British Journal of Photography.