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IPI monitoring: At least 227 journalists faced trial in Turkey in 2022

The judicial harassment of journalists in Turkey continued in 2022. Over the course of the year, 227 journalists faced trial and at least 53 of them were sentenced to prison or fined, according to International Press Institute (IPI) data. Meanwhile, the cycle of never-ending harassment moves into 2023 with seventy-eight percent of open cases adjourned [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: Acquittal of freelance journalists hints at power of solidarity

On December 20, 2022, International Press Institute (IPI) representatives attended the final hearing in the trial of freelance journalist Sezgin Kartal, who was acquitted of the charges of “insult via audio, visual or written content” following a complaint by Fuat Uğur, a columnist for the pro-government outlet Türkiye Newspaper. Kartal was charged with “insult” after [...]

Turkey: Documentary filmmaker and journalist arrested for “filming a police car” while recording in public space

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists, and media executives for press freedom, today condemned the arrest of documentary filmmaker and journalist Sibel Tekin in Ankara, Turkey on the charges of “membership in a terrorist organization” following a complaint by prison guards that she filmed the official vehicle while recording early [...]

IPI Dec. 10 Campaign in Turkey: If there is no press freedom, there is no democracy

The International Press Institute (IPI) and IPI’s Turkey National Committee mark Human Rights Day on December 10 with an annual campaign in Turkey highlighting the stifled media environment and continued attacks on press freedom. This year, IPI collaborated with two of Turkey’s last remaining critical satire magazines, LeMan and Bayan Yanı, to create cover pages [...]

Turkey: Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent released after spending 6.5 years in prison

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists, and media executives, welcomes the release of Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent today after he spent 6.5 years in prison for reporting on Turkish security forces’ ill-treatment of Kurdish workers in 2016. Turkey must compensate Türfent for the severe injustice in this case and must [...]

IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey: MEP Nacho Sánchez Amor on ‘disinformation’ law, accession process

Also available on: The 31st episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! Previous episodes of IPI’s Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcasts are available here. In this episode, host Cansu Çamlıbel invites Nacho Sánchez Amor, the European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey, to discuss Turkey’s newly adopted “disinformation” [...]

IPI to hold its second Annual Turkey Media Symposium in Izmir (Nov. 11)

Organized by the International Press Institute (IPI) Turkey National Committee and co-hosted by Izmir University of Economics on its campus in Izmir on November 11, 2022, IPI’s second annual Turkey Media Symposium, entitled “Media Economy and Financial Sustainability”, will bring together a new generation of young journalists and journalism students from across Turkey with international and [...]

Turkey: 11 Kurdish journalists detained in simultaneous house raids

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists, and media executives, condemns the detention of 11 Kurdish journalists in Turkey on October 25, 2022. The detentions took place across several different cities as part of what authorities claimed was an “anti-terror operation”. Turkey regularly abuses anti-terror law to target journalists, who are [...]

Turkey: International delegation condemns passage of disinformation law and issues call to protect safety and freedom of journalists ahead of 2023 elections

Overview Turkey’s journalists are bracing themselves for a renewed attack on their safety and freedoms in the run up to the country’s 2023 general elections following passage of a new disinformation law that threatens to close down public criticism and debate, an international media freedom mission visiting Turkey from October 12 to 14, 2022, has [...]

IPI leads international mission to Turkey, Oct. 12 – 14, 2022

A coalition of international journalism, press freedom and human rights groups will carry out a three-day mission to Turkey this week to investigate serious, continued threats to independent journalism in the country. The mission is organised as a new “disinformation” bill that will further enhance the government’s powers to censor news and information goes before [...]