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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. [...]

Turkey’s Kadri Gürsel: my detention is ‘punishment’

Turkey’s government lacks evidence to support claims that Cumhuriyet journalists supported terrorists, so instead of bringing a failing case to trial, it is using arbitrary detention to punish them in retaliation for their work, Kadri Gürsel, one of those held, said in a letter from prison this week. READ FULL STORY ON IPI WEBSITE [...]

Press Freedom in Turkey

Turkey currently holds nearly 150 journalists in prison, 120 of whom were detained in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt that Turkey’s government blames on followers of Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric and former-ally-turned-rival of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Nearly 30 others were already behind bars, many convicted in [...]

Turkey blocks International Human Rights Day protest

Press freedom and free expression defenders marked International Human Rights Day in Turkey on Saturday in Silivri, west of Istanbul, after police blocked them from delivering a public statement at the entrance to the district’s massive high-security prison, where many journalists are currently behind bars. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE