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Turkey journalist threatened after reporting on student’s suicide

The IPI global network today condemned threats against Turkish journalist Faik Akgün and the newspaper Günışığı, based in the central Anatolian city of Elazığ, after the newspaper published a report on the suicide of a university student. IPI calls on Turkish authorities to protect Akgün and the newspaper against any threats targeting journalist safety and […]

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IPI marks Working Journalists Day in Turkey as trials against journalists continue

Turkey marks today, January 10, as Working Journalists Day – an occasion that has become even more symbolic and important given that many journalists have lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the last two years. Moreover, those who continue to carry out their profession, whether as a staff journalist or as a freelancer, […]

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Turkey Trial Blog: A newspaper is on trial – and on so many levels

International Press Institute (IPI) representatives monitored the December 1 hearing of four Cumhuriyet journalists and editors on trial for reporting on illegal construction carried out on a property rented by Presidential Office Communications Director Fahrettin Altun. IPI representatives showed their solidarity with the journalists, as did representatives of many other international and local journalists associations, […]

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The hidden part of the iceberg: Being an environmental reporter in Turkey

By HAZAL OCAK / Former Cumhuriyet reporter Hazal Ocak reflects on the highs and lows of covering nature and the climate crisis in Turkey’s challenging media landscape

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