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International groups call on EU leaders to prioritize fundamental rights ahead of Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) and 20 international human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent today a joint letter to the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to call on EU leaders to prioritize improved human rights records in Turkey ahead of their visit to the Turkish president Erdoğan on April 6. [...]

IPI calls on European Council to prioritize press freedom in Turkey ahead of EU leaders’ meeting

The International Press Institute (IPI) today sent a letter to the European Council President Charles Michel ahead of the European Council meeting on March 25 and 26 where EU-Turkey relations will be discussed. The letter calls on Michel and the European Council to insist on an improved human rights record in Turkey, especially in press freedom [...]

Turkey: Local radio journalist killed by man who disliked his content

On March 9, 2021, Hazım Özsu, a local radio host for Rahmet FM (Mercy FM) in Turkey’s Bursa province was shot dead in his home by a man who later said that he disliked some of Özsu’s comments in his radio programme during the pandemic regarding religious values. The man said he wanted to “shut [...]

IPI Turkey Webinar Recap: “The New Mainstream is Rising (And It Seeks Support)”

  READ FULL REPORT On March 3, IPI held a launch event for the new IPI Turkey Digital Media Report: ‘The New Mainstream Media’ is Rising (And It Seeks Support). The pioneering report, prepared by IPI Turkey National Committee Vice Chair Emre Kızılkaya and journalist Burak Ütücü, studies the current capacity and needs of independent [...]

Report Launch (March 3, 2021): ‘The New Mainstream Media’ is Rising (And It Seeks Support)

On March 3, 2021, at 15:00 pm (CET), the International Press Institute (IPI) will launch the new IPI Turkey Digital Media Report: 'The New Mainstream Media' is Rising (And It Seeks Support). The report contains the findings of an extensive study on digital capacity, impact and needs of independent journalism in Turkey. The study was [...]

Turkey: IPI strongly condemns police attacks on journalists covering university protests

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the deliberate targeting of and attacks against the journalists covering the mass demonstrations in Kadıköy, Istanbul on February 2, by the police. On February 2, several journalists covering the demonstration in Kadıköy in support of [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: The view from the most interesting cafe in the world

International Press Institue (IPI) Turkey National Committee Vice Chair Emre Kızılkaya monitored the first hearing of the retrial of Erol Önderoğlu, an IPI member and the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative, as well as his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin. The three were back in court after their acquittals were overturned [...]

IPI calls for acquittal of Turkey’s Erol Önderoğlu and colleagues ahead of retrial

The International Press Institute (IPI) calls for the immediate acquittal of Erol Önderoğlu, an IPI member and the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative, as well as his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, ahead of their retrial in Turkey on February 3, 2021 on terrorism-related charges. Önderoğlu, a journalist and respected press [...]

Joint statement in support of Erol Önderoğlu, facing 14 years in prison for his acquittal

International Press Institute (IPI) joined the international call in support of Erol Önderoğlu, an IPI member and the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative, as well as his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, ahead of their retrial in Turkey on February 3, 2021, on terrorism-related charges, asking their immediate acquittal. See the [...]

“Turkish Tragedy Continues”: After 28 years, still no justice for murder of Uğur Mumcu

The International Press Institute (IPI) commemorates deeply respected Turkish investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu who was assassinated 28 years ago. On January 24, 1993, Mumcu was killed in front of his house in Ankara after a bomb that had been placed in his car exploded. The assassination was claimed by a series of fundamentalist groups. “IPI [...]