News August 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor held for referring to “northern Kurdistan” News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediately release of Yasin Yetisgen, the owner and editor of the Kurdish newspaper Coban Atesi, who was detained by a police court on 14 August in Gaziantep (in southeastern Anatolia) for publishing an article that said Gaziantep was located in “northern Kurdistan.”“As the crime of ‘separatist propaganda’ in article 8 of the anti-terrorism law was repealed in July 2003, it seems utterly archaic to detain Yetisgen before prosecuting him on a charge of ‘attacking the country’s integrity and the state’s unity’,” the press freedom organisation said.The offending article appeared in the 2 August issue of Coban Atesi, a local newspaper. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the article’s author, Hursit Kasikkirmaz, who lives abroad. Yetisgen’s lawyer has filed an appeal against his detention.The European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey in 2004 for convicting publisher Ayse Nur Zarakolu for publishing a book about the murder of journalist Ferhat Tepe. The court ruled that the use of the term “Kurdistan” could not in itself be grounds for restricting free expression. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go further News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more
Read Full Story The global cost of diabetes is now 825 billion dollars per year, according to the largest ever study of diabetes levels across the world.The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, and involved Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the World Health Organization, and nearly 500 researchers across the globe, incorporated data from 4.4 million adults in most of the world’s countries. The research team has also created interactive maps and other visuals that show the data for each country, and how they compare to each other.The study, published in the journal The Lancet, compared diabetes levels among adult men and women from 1980 to 2014. Diabetes results in a person being unable to regulate levels of sugar in their blood, and increases the risk of heart and kidney disease, vision loss, and amputations.The team adjusted their results to account for diabetes becoming more common as a person ages and for some countries having older populations. Using age-adjusted figures, they found that in the last 35 years, global diabetes among men has more than doubled—from 4.3% in 1980 to 9% in 2014—after adjusting for the effect of aging. Meanwhile diabetes among women has risen from 5% in 1980 to 7.9% in 2014. This rise translates as 422 million adults in the world with diabetes in 2014—which has nearly quadrupled since 1980 (108 million).The study follows previous work by the same Wellcome Trust-funded team that studied global obesity levels and published in The Lancet last week.