Suphi Yilmaz

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Yilmaz, a distributor for the pro-Kurdish daily Ozgur Bakis, was arrested in the southern coastal city of Mersin while distributing copies of the newspaper. He was charged with disseminating propaganda for an illegal terrorist organization, under Article 7 of the Anti-Terror Law. In its indictment, the prosecution stated that Yilmaz “was distributing newspapers that contained articles supporting the illegal separatist organization PKK and that had previously been ordered confiscated.” At year’s end, Yilmaz was in Mersin Prison awaiting trial.