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IPI urges Turkey to withdraw fine against critical newspaper over anniversary ad

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, called on Turkey’s Ministry of Trade to withdraw a fine against critical newspaper Evrensel over a television advertisement marking the newspaper’s 25th anniversary. Evrensel reported on Monday that the Ministry of Trade’s Directorate General of Consumer Protection [...]

One year later, Hürriyet’s fired journalists still fighting for due compensation

On October 30, 2019, 45 media staff, from journalists to photographers to graphic designers, woke up to written notices from the management of Hürriyet, once Turkey’s most prominent daily newspaper, informing them of their dismissals.  The move came after a year after Hürriyet was purchased by the pro-government conglomerate Demirören Group. The sale is part [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: Three journalists on trial for “targeting” police officer in Gezi reporting

On September 17, 2020, IPI attended the first hearing in Turkey of Cumhuriyet journalists Canan Coşkun and Ali Açar and BirGün reporter Can Uğur, who face criminal charges over their reporting on the investigation opened over the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died after being hit on the head by a tear gas canister [...]

Turkey reporters jailed over ‘helicopter drop’ story

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, condemned the arrest on October 9 of four journalists from Turkey’s Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) and Jinnews after they reported that two Kurdish men were allegedly dropped from a Turkish military helicopter. On September 11, the two men, [...]