Journalists Nedim Sener and Ahmet Sik react as they arrive to a courthouse in Istanbul

by Silvia Duarte    /  August 10, 2011  / No comments

Journalists Nedim Sener and Ahmet Sik react as they arrive to a courthouse in Istanbul

Journalists Nedim Sener (C) and Ahmet Sik (facing camera, 3rd L) wave upon arrival at a courthouse in Istanbul March 5, 2011. A Turkish court has charged four journalists and a writer with involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the government, but prosecutors said the detentions were not due to their journalism. On March 6, 2011, Sik and Sener, who have written investigative books about clandestine activities within the state were also jailed pending trial in a case which has raised the political heat in Turkey ahead of a June parliamentary election. Picture taken March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ozan Guzelce/Milliyet/Handout (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS MEDIA CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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