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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 […]

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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 […]

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Turkey must end public ad ban on independent newspapers

Today, the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters without Borders (RSF), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), called for an immediate end to the ban on public advertising on the two independent newspapers Evrensel and BirGün. Both newspapers are part of a shrinking […]

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41 years since murder of Turkey journalist Abdi İpekçi: “He died a hero in the eyes of us all”

The International Press Institute (IPI) today remembered one of Turkey’s most respected journalists, Abdi İpekçi, on the 41st anniversary of his killing, commemorating both his journalism and his work for reconciliation between Turkey’s rival political groups. On February 1, 1979, İpekçi, then editor-in-chief of the daily Milliyet, was shot dead outside his home in Istanbul. […]

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