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IPI calls for charges against Turkey Paradise Papers reporter Pelin Ünker to be dropped

Turkey journalist Pelin Ünker faces trial again today over her reporting on the Paradise Papers investigation, conducted in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Ünker’s reporting, published in the independent Cumhuriyet newspaper in November 2017, revealed offshore accounts in Malta held by two key politicians of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP): […]

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An ironic tale of press freedom: Turkey

By PELİN ÜNKER / “There are a few journalists who can speak to the truth, but no one wants to hear them.”

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EU Parliament highlights media freedom crackdown in Turkey accession vote

In a serious political blow to Turkey, the European Parliament voted on March 13 to recommend a formal suspension of the country’s accession to the EU. The vote, which is a non-binding recommendation, highlights the global concerns over the violation of human rights, media freedom and the rule of law in Turkey and underscores the […]

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Turkey urged to respect foreign media outlets’ independence

The International Press Institute (IPI) yesterday joined nearly 20 international freedom of expression and human rights groups in condemning Turkey for withdrawing the accreditation of two German journalists. The groups had called upon European institutions to urge Turkey to rescind the decision and restore the media credentials of ZDF Istanbul bureau chief Jörg Brase and […]

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