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2020 International Mission Report: “Turkey’s Journalists on the Ropes”

FULL REPORT MİSYON RAPORU (TÜRKÇE) Today, the International Press Institute (IPI) published the Report "Turkey’s Journalists on the Ropes"  the result of the joint International Press Freedom Mission to Turkey October 6-9, revealing the extent of the crackdown on media freedom and calling for concerted action by the international community to tackle Turkey’s media freedom [...]

Turkey must stop harassment of Mezopotamya Agency reporters

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Turkish authorities to halt the continued crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency (MA). Dindar Karataş, an MA reporter, was arrested November 26 on charges of “membership of a terrorist organization”. On November 27, MA reporter Hakan Yalçın was taken into custody during a police raid at [...]

Fighting to report freely amid pandemic: Access to information as government’s leverage

The International Press Institute (IPI) recently launched the new video reporting series “Journalism under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey”. The project, which features a series of interviews with leading journalists and media experts about the pandemic’s impact on journalism in Turkey, is being carried out by IPI’s Turkey National Committee. The third video interview [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Forced shift of Turkish media from conventional to online

Also available on: The ninth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the ninth episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest, Cüneyt Özdemir, a news anchor and broadcast journalist with 30 years of experience, spoke [...]

The promise of collaborative journalism in Turkey

By CANAN COŞKUN / As pressure against journalism rises, can working together help reveal the truth?

IPI video series: Turkey’s journalism amid the pandemic

The International Press Institute (IPI) recently launched the new video reporting series “Journalism under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey”. The project, which features a series of interviews with leading journalists and media experts about the pandemic’s impact on journalism in Turkey, is being carried out by IPI’s Turkey National Committee. The second video interview [...]

ECtHR rules on Cumhuriyet journalists’ application, finds rights violation

On November 10, 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) published its ruling on ten former journalists and executives of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper in response to their application on extended pretrial detention over daily’s critical coverage and articles. The Court found, unanimously, there has been a violation of Article 5 § 1 of the [...]

New IPI video series: Turkey’s journalism amid the pandemic

The International Press Institute (IPI) is proudly launching the new video reporting series “Journalism under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey”. The project, a series of interviews with leading journalists and media experts, is led by IPI Turkey National Committee member İpek Yezdani. The interviews focus on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the [...]

ECtHR to rule on ten Cumhuriyet journalists’ application

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has announced that it will publish its ruling on Tuesday, November 10 on the application of ten journalists and executives of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper in response to their extended pretrial detention over articles and social media posts critical of the government. The ten applicants, who were placed in [...]

Turkey’s Ahmet Altan marks 1500 days in prison

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined an international call on Turkish authorities to release Ahmet Altan, a prominent journalist and writer who has been jailed since 2016 over alleged links with the movement led by exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen. Turkey has accused the Gülen movement of establishing a parallel state structure and holds it [...]