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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 [...]

No progress toward media freedom in Turkey, IPI report finds

Turkey has made no progress toward restoring press freedom after ending emergency rule last July, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today in a report summarizing a three-day visit to the country in December. The report, “Progress Arrested”, concludes that “rather than repealing the emergency decrees that the government had put in place to suppress [...]

Turkey’s female journalists doubly targeted in media crackdown

By MEŞALE TOLU / Women journalists face physical and psychological attacks on a daily basis

Global appeal marks 1000 days behind bars for Nedim Türfent

5 February 2019 – 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 1000 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 [...]

Turkish courts violate journalists’ right to fair trial, new report finds

Turkish courts regularly violate journalists’ right to a fair trial, according to the preliminary results of a trial monitoring project being carried out by the Turkey-based Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute(IPI), a global network of editors, media executive and leading journalists for press freedom. MLSA and IPI observed 90 court sessions of 71 separate [...]

Turkish courts violate journalists’ right to fair trial, new report finds

Turkish courts regularly violate journalists’ right to a fair trial, according to the preliminary results of a trial monitoring project being carried out by the Turkey-based Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executive and leading journalists for press freedom. MLSA and IPI observed 90 court [...]

IPI marks Working Journalists’ Day in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives, and journalists for press freedom, urges the government of Turkey to release all journalists in pretrial detention while their cases are being heard in the courts. In a statement to mark the Working Journalists’ Day in Turkey, IPI expresses serious concerns [...]

Noted Turkey columnist Murat Aksoy released from prison

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the release from prison of noted Turkish columnist Murat Aksoy on January 4 to serve out the remaining months of a two-year jail term on probation. Aksoy, a former columnist for the now-closed newspaper Yeni Şafak, was arrested on September 3, 2016, and accused of aiding [...]

Turkey president should ensure safety of journalists, not target them

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists defending press freedom has expressed concern over the threats made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a television news anchor. In several meetings, President Erdoğan made veiled threats against Turkey’s Fox TV News anchor, Fatih Portakal, who [...]

IPI condemns new regulation on press cards in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives, and journalists for press freedom, has expressed fear that the new regulations on press cards published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on December 14, 2018 would further stifle independent journalism in the country. On December 14, a new regulation on “yellow” press [...]