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International groups condemn physical attacks against journalists in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) along with 20 other international press freedom and freedom of expression organizations today sent a joint letter to Turkish President Erdoğan, condemning the brutal attacks on two individual journalists in the last week. On May 10, journalist Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a regular contributor for the opposition newspaper Yeniçağ, was attacked […]

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court fails to uphold journalists’ rights

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2019, Turkey’s Constitutional Court took the staggering decision to rule, after over two years, that the arbitrary arrest and detention of four former journalists with the secular newspaper Cumhuriyet did not violate their rights to liberty and free expression. After a session on May 2, the Court […]

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Turkey’s journalists: besieged, but not defeated

With 139 journalists in prison, many more being tried on charges ranging from terrorism to aiding terrorist organizations and some 121 media organizations shut down since July 2016, press freedom in Turkey has been severely undermined by the government. Despite these challenges that are many independent journalists in the country trying to uphold press freedom. […]

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IPI Turkey National Committee Chair marks World Press Freedom Day

On May 3, the World Press Freedom Day, the International Press Institute (IPI) Board member and Turkish National Committee Chair Kadri Gürsel marked the day with a solidarity message with his co-defendants in the Cumhuriyet trial, which was finalized in April 2018, handing ruthless jail terms to 14 journalist and executives of independent daily Cumhuriyet. Gürsel highlighted […]

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