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Turkey: International groups call to restore Evrensel’s right to receive public ads

The International Press Institute (IPI) and 18 press freedom, freedom of expression and human rights organisations call on the Turkish Press Advertising Agency (BİK) to withdraw without delay its alarming decision to revoke the right of the independent Evrensel newspaper to receive public ads, a vital source of financial income for the publication. BİK has [...]

Turkey: IPI condemns armed attack against YouTube journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the armed attack against reporter Ebru Uzun Oruç and her partner and cameraman Barış Oruç after receiving threats from ultra-nationalist groups in response to her street interviews series on Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli. We call on Turkish authorities to fully investigate this attack and hold [...]

Turkey Online Master Class: Engagement and Trust in Journalism (Aug. 22, 2022)

One of the most enduring challenges that Turkish independent journalism faces is distrust. The Trusting News project offers innovative perspectives and tested solutions to foster the engagement of audiences. In the second event of the Turkey Digital News Accelerator masterclass series, Lynn Walsh, the associate director of Trusting News, presents examples of how to engage [...]

Two freelance journalists assaulted while investigating waste treatment in Turkey

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemned today the physical assault on journalists Vedat Örüç and Elif Kurttaş who were investigating a lead related to imported waste treatment across various industrial plants in the southern Turkish city of Adana. We call on Turkish authorities to fully investigate the attack and hold [...]

Turkey: IPI in solidarity with local journalism groups against ‘disinformation’ bill

International Press Institute (IPI) representatives joined journalism organizations, media professionals, and citizens who gathered in the heart of Ankara, Turkey, on June 22 to protest against a bill on disinformation submitted to the parliament by the governing alliance of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). IPI and other organizations have [...]

19 journalists in southeastern Turkey detained on terror charges

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers is deeply concerned by the detention of at least 19 journalists for spreading “terrorist propaganda” in Diyarbakır on June 8. We call on authorities to immediately disclose the full details of these charges and to release the journalists being held in custody.   Police forces this morning [...]

International groups call on Turkey’s parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship

The International Press Institute (IPI) and twenty four international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations today called for the immediate dismissal of the bill on “disinformation and fake news” which was submitted to the parliament on May 27 by the governing alliance of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). [...]

Turkey: Journalists teargassed, arrested while covering Gezi anniversary protest

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers is alarmed by reports of excessive police violence toward reporters who were covering an anti-government protest in Istanbul on May 31. We call on authorities to meet their obligations to ensure that journalists can safely cover protests and other events of public interest. According to reports, [...]

Ending harassment of journalists online – are we there yet?

By ARZU GEYBULLA / Arzu Geybulla wrote on why anti-harassment measures on platforms still lacking

Turkey: Broadcast regulator fines four critical TV stations

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the decision by Turkey’s broadcast regulator to fine four critical TV stations for airing corruption allegations involving President Erdoğan and his family. We call on the government and state bodies to cease their harassment of the independent press in Turkey.  The Turkish Radio and [...]