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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 [...]

Media freedom and the European Court of Human Rights

This is the first 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:  Turbulent times: Turkey and European Court of Human Rights The lawyer defending Turkish journalists at Europe's top rights court The Cumhuriyet trial and [...]

IPI calls on Turkey to stop harassing media amid threats and detention of journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), today called on Turkey’s authorities to cease harassment of media and to ensure the safety of journalists following the detention of eight journalists over the weekend including four Sputnik News journalists on Sunday, March 1. The day before a violent mob had surrounded the Ankara homes of three sputnik journalists [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: Six journalists charged with reporting on minister’s leaked emails

On February 6, an International Press Institute (IPI) delegation spent a day in Istanbul’s Justice Palace to monitor the so-called RedHack trial involving a group of journalists who reported in September 2016 on leaked e-mails from former Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, who also happens to be the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The [...]

Turkey Trial Monitoring Blog: Uncertainty and distrust prevail in Turkey’s courts

The International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi spent the day on February 13 monitoring the trials of two journalists at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse. Case postponed The first trial observed by IPI on February 13 was that of Adil Demirci, a reporter with ETHA News Agency who is charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and [...]