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Turkey Trial Blog: Six journalists charged with reporting on minister’s leaked emails

On February 6, an International Press Institute (IPI) delegation spent a day in Istanbul’s Justice Palace to monitor the so-called RedHack trial involving a group of journalists who reported in September 2016 on leaked e-mails from former Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, who also happens to be the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The [...]

Turkey Trial Monitoring Blog: Uncertainty and distrust prevail in Turkey’s courts

The International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi spent the day on February 13 monitoring the trials of two journalists at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse. Case postponed The first trial observed by IPI on February 13 was that of Adil Demirci, a reporter with ETHA News Agency who is charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and [...]

Turkey must end public ad ban on independent newspapers

Today, the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters without Borders (RSF), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), called for an immediate end to the ban on public advertising on the two independent newspapers Evrensel and BirGün. Both newspapers are part of a shrinking [...]

41 years since murder of Turkey journalist Abdi İpekçi: “He died a hero in the eyes of us all”

The International Press Institute (IPI) today remembered one of Turkey’s most respected journalists, Abdi İpekçi, on the 41st anniversary of his killing, commemorating both his journalism and his work for reconciliation between Turkey’s rival political groups. On February 1, 1979, İpekçi, then editor-in-chief of the daily Milliyet, was shot dead outside his home in Istanbul. [...]

Turkey: Leading independent newspapers suffer extended state ad ban

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, is deeply concerned about an ongoing state advertising ban imposed on two of Turkey’s main remaining independent newspapers. Evrensel and BirGün newspapers are four months into an indefinite ban imposed by the state advertising agency, BIK, and they risk being excluded [...]

IPI condemns mass cancellation of journalists’ press cards in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s cancellation of the press cards of over a dozen journalists and staff members of the independent daily Evrensel. The newspaper said that at least 17 of its journalists, including Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat, had their press cards cancelled without explanation. Among those whose press cards are cancelled are [...]

IPI marks Turkey’s “Working Journalists Day” 2020

On January 10, journalists across Turkey will mark “Working Journalists Day” to recall the struggle for the rights of journalists and their crucial democratic role in informing the public. The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, takes the opportunity of the Working Journalists Day to express solidarity [...]

Doing journalism while doing time in Turkey’s jails

SEDA TAŞKIN / Prominent former jailed journalists describe their experiences reporting from prison

Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report November – 2019

The International Press Institute (IPI) in collaboration with the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), today published the fourth trial monitoring report on freedom of expression cases in Turkey. This report is part of a programme of monitoring that started in June 2018 and confirms findings of the earlier reports, published in September, July and January 2019, that the country’s [...]

‘The admiralship is sinking’: Mass layoffs next blow to Turkey’s mainstream media

On October 30, some 45 journalists were dismissed without notice from the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, which had held the title of the largest print newspaper in circulation in Turkey for decades. The dismissals marked a continued upheaval at the newspaper, which was formerly owned by the independent Doğan Media Group but was sold to a [...]