Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Release Erhan Örs
Call for the Release of Turkish Film Editor
ICFR* stands side by side with Turkey’s film community, Editors Association, and Cinema & Television Union in demanding the release of the Turkish film editor Erhan Örs who has been held in Silivri Prison since his detention on 3 June 2022.
He is accused of editing a documentary produced in 2017 by an association that carries out human rights-based activities. Editing a film has been classified as a criminal offense and a reason for detention.
This judicial procedure is a threat to the freedom of filmmakers in Turkey.
ICFR calls on the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Erhan Örs and we encourage all film and culture institutions around the world to do the same.
Here are some statements made by editors' associations on the case of Erhan Örs:
And here's Erhan's message sent to the Editors' Society of Turkey from jail:
Please sign the international petition for the release of Erhan Örs, started by the Editors' Society of Turkey and the The Cinema Television Union:
EDITING IS NOT A CRIME
*founded by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam and European Film Academy