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Turkey: Global appeal marks 2000 days in prison for journalist Nedim Türfent

54 organizations urge once again the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally release news editor, reporter and poet Nedim Türfent, and to overturn his conviction. Today marks 2000 days since he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges following an unfair trial, during which scores […]

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IPI Trial Monitoring Blog: Kurdish journalist acquitted of “membership of a terrorist organization”

On October 12, 2021, International Press Institute (IPI) representative attended and monitored the trial of Kurdish journalist Ruşen Takva at the Van 5thHigh Criminal Court as part of IPI’s Turkey trial monitoring programme. Joined by a representative of the British Embassy in Ankara, the IPI delegation travelled to the eastern border city of Van to […]

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IPI to hold its first Annual Turkey Media Symposium in Istanbul (Nov. 4-5)

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Turkish Cypriot journalist banned from entering Turkey

  The International Press Institute (IPI),a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the deportation of Turkish Cypriot journalist Ali Kişmir from Turkey due to an “entry ban”. On October 10, Kişmir, the head of the Turkish Cypriot Press Trade Union, was briefly detained at Istanbul Airport and […]

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