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IPI outraged over confirmation of Cumhuriyet sentences

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists defending press freedom, condemned a Turkish appeals court decision upholding jail sentences given to 14 current and former journalists and staff members of the secular newspaper Cumhuriyet. An Istanbul appeals court yesterday confirmed the sentences handed down by a lower criminal court in […]

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Nedim Türfent: ‘No hope’ for domestic legal recourse in Turkey

Letter from Nedim Türfent: “Now you’ll see the power of the Turk! What did this state do to you?” These were the threats hurled by the Turkish Police Special Forces with a deafening howl to some 40 Turkish and Kurdish workers who were lying on the ground in handcuffs following an early dawn raid on […]

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Resolution: Turkey: The myth of domestic legal remedy

A total of 47 MEPs and 14 press freedom and free expression organizations led by the International Press Institute (IPI) and Green MEP Rebecca Harms have joined a resolution underscoring the lack of effective domestic legal remedies for journalists targeted in Turkey’s media crackdown. The resolution follows a roundtable held under Chatham House Rules on […]

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Global appeal marks 1000 days behind bars for Nedim Türfent

Over 650 writers, journalists, publishers, artists, and activists are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of news editor, reporter and poet Nedim Türfent. Today marks 1,000 days since he was arrested and sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges following an unfair trial, during which numerous witnesses said […]

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