IPI invites colleagues to send a letter of support to the imprisoned journalists. These letters are intended to bring hope to all imprisoned journalists, and to remind them that the commitment of IPI as well as other international organisations to fight for their freedom will remain undeterred.

These letters will not only help the journalists remember that they are not alone, but also will help us to put additional pressure to the Turkish government.

To join this action, please send your letter to smorales(at)freemedia(dot)at

All the letters will be sent directly to Kadri, Güursel, Murat Sabuncu and will be posted on IPI’s Facebook page and Twitter, if authorised for publication.


IPI is gathering signatures from around the world for a formal petition to urge the Turkish government to drop all charges against the detained Cumhuriyet journalists and release them without delay.

Let’s show the Turkish government that the journalistic community is strong and united.

sign the petition


We need social media to be full of our hashtags.

• Make a video or take a photo asking the Turkish government for the immediate release of our colleagues at Cumhuriyet.
• Use our hashstags and our images on social media: #FreeKadri, #FreeMurat and #FreeTurkeyJournalists. Download the images here: Kadri/Murat and FreeTurkeyJournalists (jpg)
• Post the images and messages to your social media accounts or on our Facebook page.
• Share, share, share on social media!

Take a look at our Facebook page and Twitter to see how already many people have added their voices to our call!


Please help us continue our work defending media freedom in Turkey.

Help us ensure that media in Turkey and around the world can operate free from interference and without fear of retaliation.

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