We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Turkish journalists Adem Özköse and Hamit Coskun arrived back in Turkey on 13 May after being detained in Syria for two months.
Halil Savda, who has regularly spoken out publicly against compulsory military service, had been in prison since 24 February 2012, serving a 100 day sentence for "alienating the public from military service". He was held hundreds of kilometres from his home, in the Doğubeyazıt district of the province of Ağrı in eastern Turkey.