Petition calling for support for the shut-down media sources: ‘Voices and colors cannot be silenced!’
05.10.2016 10:36 BİRGÜN DAİLY

In the face of government’s latest crackdown on more media sources – TVs and radios – enforced based on ‘state of emergency decrees’, journalists and authors have started a major petition with the invitation of HAZİRAN movement.

Titled as ‘We are protecting the right of people to obtain information’, the petition has already received numerous signatures from authors, reporters, and journalists, including the prominent public figures Zülfü Livaneli, L.Doğan Tılıç, Bülent Mumay, and Ahmet Ümit.

Studios of Hayatın Sesi TV, İMC TV, and Özgür Radio raided by police Studios of Hayatın Sesi TV, İMC TV, and Özgür Radio raided by police

In the call for the petition, the main message that has been sent across is ‘voices and colors cannot be silenced’.

Parts of the message are as the following: “If the bloody coup attempt of July 15 had been successful, all voices and newspapers would have been shut down. The coup attempt was suppressed but another period of a coup has currently been experienced by AKP’s ‘state of emergency.’

They (AKP government) continue trying to silence voices and colors by oppressing the newspapers, TV channels, and radios. These decisions for a crackdown on media, police raids, and arrests are all made with the excuse of OHAL (state of emergency) for the purpose of silencing any voice that is against AKP.

We are going to stand shoulder to shoulder against this bullying over İMC TV, Hayatın Sesi TV, Yön Radio, and Özgür Radio and against intentions of the government to take apart all part of life.

We call on all people who are against pressure on free media to be the voice of free media and the voice of İMC, Hayatın Sesi, Yön, Özgür, and all other oppressed.

We are not going to be silenced! We are not going to remain silent about the silencing of the voices for freedoms, democracy, secularism, and peace!”

The petition, called ‘Voices will not be silenced’, can be reached and signed at http://www.seslersusmayacak.org/.

Ahmet Abakay

Ahmet Büke

Ahmet Şık

Ahmet Ümit

Ali Murat Hamarat

Ali Murat İrat

Aslı Tohumcu

Atilla Aşut

Ayşenur Arslan

Ayça Söylemez

Ataol Behramoğlu

Banu Güven
Burcu Cansu

Bülent Usta

Barış İnce

Bülent Mumay

Burcu Karakaş

Can Soyer

Ceyda Karan

Doğan Tılıç

Doğan Ergün

Elif Ilgaz

Emrah Polat

Emrah Serbes

Ender Helvacıoğlu

Enver Aysever

Erdem Gül

Erk Acarer

Ertuğrul Mavioğlu

Erol Önderoğlu

Fatih Polat

Fatih Yaşlı

Fehim Işık

Gamze Yücesan Özdemir

Güray Öz

Hakan Gülseven

Hakan Demir

Haydar Ergülen

Hüseyin Şimşek

Hayri Kozanoğlu

İbrahim Varlı

İsmet Demirdöğen

Kemal Göktaş

Melih Pekdemir

Merdan Yanardağ

Mesut Hasan Benli

Mustafa Kuleli

Mustafa Kemal Erdemol

Mustafa Hoş

Nurcan Gökdemir

Onur Behramoğlu

Onurkan Avcı

Özgür Mumcu

Sabahat Karakoyun

Rıfat Doğan

Serpil Güvenç

Selçuk Candansayar

Seçil Türkkan

Sedat Bozkurt

Seray Şahiner

Şükrü Erbaş

Timur Soykan

Tunca Öğreten

Turan Eser

Türey Köse

Uğur Koç

Yaşar Aydın

Zülfü Livaneli

Source: http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/gazeteci-ve-yazarlardan-buyuk-imza-kampanyasi-seslersusturulamayacak-130355.html