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Cumhuriyet trial draws attention of international media

The ongoing trial of journalists and executives with Turkey’s last major critical newspaper has received an abundance of international criticism and media coverage. This week, International Press Institute (IPI), together with other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists and European Parliament members, travelled to Istanbul to observe the trial, in which 17 […]

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Kadri Gürsel defence statement: Charges against me defy logic

Cumhuriyet columnist and IPI Board Member Kadri Gürsel delivering a stirring defence of the rights of journalists on Monday as he stood in court to face sham charges of aiding terrorism. Gürsel, who faces up to 15 years in prison, is one of 17 prominent Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on trial this week in Istanbul’s […]

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Cumhuriyet trial Day Two: Defendants push back against “lawless” indictment

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists, today continued observing the trial against journalists and staff of Turkey’s last major critical newspaper. Extremely important solidarity in Istanbul for #pressfreedom #cumhuriyet17 @EFJEUROPE @ECPMF https://t.co/6CnRTRxidn — Mogens B. Bjerregård (@mogensbb) July 25, 2017 This morning, international […]

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Cumhuriyet trial Day One: International observers slam “bogus” charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists and European Parliament members in observing the start of a major trial against journalists with Turkey’s last major critical newspaper. The 17 journalists and executives with the secular daily Cumhuriyet – some of whom face up to […]

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