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Turkey released two of RUG’s awarded opposition newspaper reporters

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Dear friends of RSF,

I am very glad to be able to tell you tonight (25.2.2016) that, after months of campaigning, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, from Cumhuriyet, laureate of the 2015 RSF Prize, will be freed soon from Silivri prison, after the ruling of the Turkish Constitutional Court.
Our efforts were not in vain and I would like to thank you all for your endorsement of the call for their release, for your support and encouragement to the campaigns of our organization and its partners.
It means a lot to us and we owe this victory to you.
We have won a battle but the war against independent information wedged by Turkish authorities is not over: the charges are not dropped and the trial Can Dündar and Erdem Gül will open in March.
We will be there.
We will of course keep you updated. Thank you, once again, for your support.
Sincerely,
Christophe Deloire
Secretary General