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Outrage as veteran Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan re-arrested

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed outrage at the re-arrest of prominent Turkish journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan just days after his release from prison. Altan, a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of the now-closed Taraf newspaper, had been freed from [...]

Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock (Brussels, Nov 18, 2019)

• Still over 120 journalists in jail  in Turkey • Over 100 terror-related investigations opened since Turkey’s incursion into Syria • Fair trial principles routinely breached • New efforts to stifle online media • Is the Judicial Reform Strategy a sham or an opportunity? • How should the EU respond? The International Press Institute (IPI) [...]

IPI urges UN leader to raise press freedom during Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) has urged United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to raise the issue of press freedom during his upcoming visit to Turkey to attend the Istanbul Mediation Conference. The conference says it aims to bring together experts and practitioners around the world and embody a significant platform for the exchange of knowledge and practice [...]

Press freedom groups intervene at ECtHR to support Kurdish journalist’s case

A coalition of 10 international press freedom and journalism organizations has intervened at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in support of a case brought by İdris Sayılğan, a Turkish-Kurdish journalist jailed since 2016 on baseless anti-terror charges. The intervention focuses on the crucial question of domestic remedy, which has significant implications for the [...]

New powers of Turkey’s media watchdog threaten last bastion of free press: The internet

By SELİN UĞURTAŞ / Experts say regulation aims to exert control over independence online media currently outside government’s reach

IPI joins international call for release of Turkish journalists Altan, Ilıcak

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 21 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations in calling on Turkish authorities to release detained Turkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak as well as four additional journalists, writers and media workers on trial in the same case. On October 8, the re-trial of Ahmet Altan, Mehmet [...]

Journalists killed and injured amid Turkey-Syria clashes

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, called on Turkey to refrain from attacks that compromise journalist safety following the death and injuries sustained by journalists during the military operation in northern Syria over the week. Saad Al-Ahmad, a reporter for Hawar News Agency [...]

Two journalists arrested after criticism of Turkey’s military action in Syria

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s arrest of Hakan Demir, online editor for the independent newspaper BirGün, and Fatih Gökhan Diler, managing editor of the news site Diken. The two detentions were part of a wave of arrests targeting critics of Turkey’s military operation across the Syrian border, which started yesterday. Turkish police [...]

Turkish Supreme Court upholds harsh prison sentence for Nedim Türfent

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, expressed profound dismay over today’s decision by Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation upholding a nearly nine-year jail sentence given to journalist Nedim Türfent. Türfent, a Kurdish reporter at the now-banned Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested in [...]

Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report September – 2019

The International Press Institute (IPI) in collaboration with the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), today published the third 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 two earlier reports, published in July and [...]