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Pandemic heralds tough days ahead for Turkey’s journalists

By RUŞEN ÇAKIR / IPI Member and Medyascope editor Ruşen Çakır on journalism and press freedom amid COVID-19

IPI calls for journalists release from Turkey’s prisons amid COVID-19 threat

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today demanded that imprisoned journalists not be excluded from the Turkish government’s plan to release thousands of prisoners as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, the ruling coalition AKP and MHP submitted [...]

The Cumhuriyet trial and the European Court of Human Rights

This is the last in a series of four articles exploring the role of the European Court of Human Rights in defending media freedom in Turkey. In this final report, IPI speaks to leading Turkish lawyer Tora Pekin about his role is taking the Cumhuriyet journalists’ cases to the European Court of [...]

MEPs call on Turkey to end the public advertising ban on Evrensel

In a letter addressed to Rıdvan Duran, the general director of the Public Advertising Agency (BİK), the authority in Turkey responsible for the distribution of state advertising, ten members of the European Parliament called for the immediate end to the public advertising ban that has been imposed on the independent newspaper Evrensel since September 2019. [...]

Turkey must release six journalists held for reporting on Libya casualty

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today demanded the immediate release in Turkey of six journalists arrested following their reporting of the funeral of a Turkish national intelligence (MIT) agent who died in Libya in February. The journalists are accused of revealing the [...]

The lawyer defending Turkish journalists at Europe’s top rights court

This is the third in a series of four articles exploring the role of the European Court of Human Rights in defending media freedom in Turkey. Read other articles here:  Media freedom and the European Court of Human Rights Turbulent times: Turkey and European Court of Human Rights The Cumhuriyet trial and [...]

Turkey: Global call to lift public ad ban on independent newspaper Evrensel

In a letter addressed to Ridvan Duran, the general director of BIK, the authority in Turkey responsible for the distribution of state advertising, 24 press freedom and freedom of expression groups from Europe and Turkey today called for the immediate end to the public advertising ban that has been imposed on the independent newspaper Evrensel [...]

Only questions that please, please

By NEVŞİN MENGÜ / Normally, being a politician means having to reply to journalists’ questions. President Erdoğan thinks otherwise.

Turbulent times: Turkey and European Court of Human Rights

This is the second in a series of four articles exploring the role of the European Court of Human Rights in defending media freedom in Turkey. Read other articles here:  Media freedom and the European Court of Human Rights The lawyer defending Turkish journalists at Europe's top rights court The Cumhuriyet trial and the [...]

IPI calls for immediate release of Odatv executive and journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the arrests in Turkey of Odatv News Manager Barış Terkoğlu and journalist Hülya Kılınç on accusations of revealing the identity of a Turkish intelligence officer. Terkoğlu, who is also a columnist for the newspaper Cumhuriyet, was detained yesterday, March 4, following a news story published on March 3 on [...]