Reforms and implementation of international standards are among the latest efforts to eradicate the problem.
Journalist Mustafa Balbay (centre) embraces some of his relatives on Monday (December 9th) after he was released from prison in Sincan, near Ankara. Balbay had been jailed for five years. His release followed a court decision that said his detention exceeded a reasonable duration and his rights to stand for election were violated. Balbay was elected to parliament in 2011. [AFP]