Canan Coskun


Canan Coşkun is legal affairs reporter for the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet. She currently faces more than 23 years in prison on changes of "İnsulting public officials over their duties" for her report alleging that top judicial officials were able to buy discounted residences from a public real estate company.

Canan reported claims that a lottery to select homebuyers for a housing project in Istanbul’s Başakşehir neighbourhood was rigged in favour of judges and prosecutors with ties to the ruling Justice and Development Party.

For more details on the charges against Canan, please see her interview with the International Press Institute.

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