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Ahmet Altan: ECtHR finds rights violations in case of Turkish journalist and writer

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomed a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling yesterday, April 13, finding that Turkey had violated the rights of Ahmet Altan, a prominent writer and journalist with the now-shuttered Taraf newspaper. Altan has been jailed for four-and-a-half years over his alleged links to the now-outlawed Gülen movement and articles critical of […]

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IPI Analysis: Turkey’s human rights action plan vs. reality

On March 2, 2021, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a 128-page “Human Rights Action Plan” (İnsan Hakları Eylem Planı in Turkish) consisting of nine primary objectives and 50 goals based on 11 basic principles and 393 action points to improve the implementation and protection of human rights in Turkey. The plan is to be implemented over a […]

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International groups call on EU leaders to prioritize fundamental rights ahead of Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) and 20 international human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent today a joint letter to the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to call on EU leaders to prioritize improved human rights records in Turkey ahead of their visit to the Turkish president Erdoğan on April 6.

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Hrant Dink’s murder: Is delayed and incomplete justice is still justice?

International Press Institute (IPI), today called for a court ruling in the murder case of Turkish-Armenian journalist without further delay. The ruling in the case, where several public officials are being prosecuted for involvement with the killing, must serve to help end impunity and send the right message for combatting violence against journalists. Therefore, IPI […]

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