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Turkey court orders seven Cumhuriyet journalists freed

A coalition of international free expression groups and professional journalist organizations today welcomed a ruling by a court in Istanbul freeing seven of 11 journalists held nearly nine months in a criminal case targeting independent daily Cumhuriyet. But they expressed deep concerns over the case, saying it should not have been brought, and demanded the [...]

Cumhuriyet trial draws attention of international media

The ongoing trial of journalists and executives with Turkey’s last major critical newspaper has received an abundance of international criticism and media coverage. This week, International Press Institute (IPI), together with other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists and European Parliament members, travelled to Istanbul to observe the trial, in which 17 [...]

Kadri Gürsel’s defence: Charges against me defy logic

Cumhuriyet columnist and IPI Board Member Kadri Gürsel delivering a stirring defence of the rights of journalists on Monday as he stood in court to face sham charges of aiding terrorism. Gürsel, who faces up to 15 years in prison, is one of 17 prominent Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on trial this week in Istanbul's [...]

Cumhuriyet trial Day Two: Defendants push back against “lawless” indictment

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists, today continued observing the trial against journalists and staff of Turkey’s last major critical newspaper. Extremely important solidarity in Istanbul for #pressfreedom #cumhuriyet17 @EFJEUROPE @ECPMF https://t.co/6CnRTRxidn — Mogens B. Bjerregård (@mogensbb) July 25, 2017 This morning, international [...]

Cumhuriyet trial Day One: International observers slam “bogus” charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists and European Parliament members in observing the start of a major trial against journalists with Turkey's last major critical newspaper. The 17 journalists and executives with the secular daily Cumhuriyet - some of whom face up to [...]

Cumhuriyet trial: Background and Resources

Representatives from international free expression groups and professional organisations gathered in Istanbul on July 24 to monitor the trial of 17 journalists and executives from the newspaper Cumhuriyet on accusations that its reporting lent support to terrorists. Prosecutors are demanding prison terms of up to 43 years for the defendants on charges that include “helping an [...]

IPI in Istanbul to monitor trial of Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other international free expression organisations in a demonstration outside an Istanbul courthouse prior to the start of the trial against 17 journalists from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper. In an address at the demonstration, IPI Director of Advocacy and Communications Steven M. Ellis urged authorities to release the journalists and [...]

Türkiye’de Basın Özgürlüğü Konulu Acil Uluslararası Misyon Deklarasyonu

Read this statement in English Türkiye’de Basın Özgürlüğü Konulu Acil Uluslararası Misyon Deklarasyonu – Mart 2017 Altı uluslararası ifade özgürlüğü kuruluşunun altta ismi yazan temsilcileri, 27 Şubat – 2 Mart 2017 tarihleri arasında Türkiye’ye düzenledikleri ortak misyonun ardından bu ülkede medya özgürlüğü ve insan haklarına saygı konusunda ciddi endişelerini dile getirip Türkiye’de demokrasinin tehdit altında [...]

Declaration of March 2017 joint mission to Turkey

Bu yazıyı Türkçe okumak için burayı tıklayınız DECLARATION OF JOINT INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY PRESS FREEDOM MISSION Following an international press freedom mission to Turkey on 27 February to 2 March 2017, the undersigned participants, representing six international free expression watchdog organisations, express severe concern about media freedom and respect for human rights and warn that the [...]

Experts voice concern as Turkey’s media under siege

The Turkish government’s crackdown on independent media poses serious risks to democracy and stability, journalists from the country told a Vienna audience today at an International Press Institute (IPI) event examining media freedom in Turkey ahead of an April constitutional referendum that could vest even greater power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. [...]