Ocak Isik Yurtçu

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Yutçu, a prominent writer and journalist who served as the editor responsible for the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem in 1991 and 1992, was arrested and sent to prison when the appeals court upheld a 25-year sentence against him. Charged under the Anti-Terror Law, he was convicted of publishing “separatist propaganda” in various articles that appeared in the daily while he was the editor. He faces charges in other, similar cases.