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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 [...]

Turkey reform proposals fall far short of needed change

Proposed legislative changes due to be presented today in Turkey’s Parliament as part of a long-awaited Judicial Reform Strategy (JRS) are inadequate to protect journalists’ rights, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The initial package, first shared by the Justice Ministry with political parties on September 23, proposes changes to 38 articles regarding 15 [...]

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 [...]

Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, mission finds

International press freedom groups reported today that press freedom and the rule of law in Turkey remain in crisis despite grounds for very cautious optimism, such as yesterday’s ruling releasing several former Cumhuriyet journalists. Over three days this week, the international press freedom delegation held meetings with journalists, civil society, the judiciary and the authorities [...]

IPI welcomes Turkish court ruling freeing Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, welcomes the decision of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation to toss out a lower court ruling and free five former journalists of the newspaper Cumhuriyet who were imprisoned on terrorism-related charges. The ruling also vacated the conviction of [...]

IPI calls for immediate release of journalists detained in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today called on the government of Turkey to immediately release nine journalists who were arrested in a country-wide crackdown this week. On Tuesday, August 20, police arrested six journalists who were covering protests against the dismissal of municipal [...]

The serious business of satire in Turkey

By JENNIFER HATTAM / Political climate generates both inspiration and anxiety for cartoonists and other humourists

Turkey violates right to information again

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the court order blocking access to a number of websites and URLs including news sites and their social media accounts, as well as the social media accounts of civil society movements, politicians and others. Among the blocked sites is Bianet.org, a part of the IPS Communications Foundation, which [...]