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IPI blasts ‘disgraceful’ remarks by Turkey justice minister

Bu yazıyı Türkçe okumak için burayı tıklayınız Remarks by Turkey’s justice minister suggesting that the nearly 150 journalists currently behind bars in the country are terrorists, murderers or drug dealers and that no journalist is in prison due to journalistic work are “absurd and disgraceful”, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Justice Minister [...]

IPI’s database on online abuse against journalists

Visit the Database The International Press Institute (IPI) today launched an online database aimed at recording harassment, abuse, threats, hacking and other web-based methods of intimidating independent media into silence. Intended as a resource for journalists, researchers and media freedom advocates, the database currently contains 766 verified instances of online abuse [...]

Turkey’s detention of journalists ‘monumental injustice’

Turkey’s imprisonment of more than 100 journalists for months without any chance to contest the flimsy allegations they face is a monumental injustice that is completely incompatible with democratic values, the International Press Institute (IPI) said yesterday. IPI made the statement on the one-month anniversary of the arrest of IPI Executive Board Member Kadri [...]

“The road might seem dark but believe me it will soon be over”

Friends and colleagues of Kadri Gürsel, who remains incarcerated in Turkey’s Silivri Prison, have committed themselves to fighting for his release and that of all journalists in jail in the country. In light of recent events, Turkey has become the biggest jailer of journalists, with almost 140 currently behind bars, prompting international criticism. According [...]

IPI sends letter of hope to Kadri Gürsel, all jailed journalists in Turkey

“We will not stop fighting until you and your colleagues walk free”, IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi concluded in the letter she addressed directly to IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel and all journalists currently in jail in Turkey. The letter is intended to bring hope to all imprisoned journalists, and specifically to Kadri [...]

Governments urged to press Turkey on media freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today endorsed a call by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) on governments to rethink relations with Turkey in light of ongoing efforts to silence independent media in the country. The ACM, a strategic partner of IPI, urged Caribbean governments to speak out against Turkey’s actions and to [...]

Join our campaign to #FreeTurkeyJournalists!

On Oct. 31, Turkish police launched a mass operation against the newspaper Cumhuriyet, one of the last remaining sources of independent news and information in Turkey. Police detained at least 13 journalists at the newspaper, including Editor-in-Chief and IPI Member Murat Sabuncu and IPI's Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel, who is also [...]

Judge orders Cumhuriyet journalists sent to prison

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called a court’s decision to imprison nine journalists from Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper including IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel an attack on Turkish democracy and the basic values of free society. Authorities had placed the journalists in police detention on Oct. 31 as part of a mass operation [...]

IPI members speak out for detained Turkish journalists

On Monday, 31 October, IPI’s global network yesterday awoke to the news of the arrest of at least 13 journalists at the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, among them IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel and IPI Member and Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu. Gürsel, Sabuncu and their colleagues are the latest victims of the Turkish [...]

Global coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests, media closures

A coalition of 14 leading international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations today condemned as an “extraordinary attack on press freedom” the jailing of top journalists with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper and the closure of 15 pro-Kurdish media in a letter to leading Turkish officials. On Monday, October 31, Turkish authorities launched a mass [...]