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Pro-government newspapers attacked in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned an armed attack on the Istanbul offices of two pro-government newspapers in Turkey this morning by masked attackers firing long-barrelled guns and throwing Molotov cocktails. No casualties were reported in the attacks targeting dailiesYeni Şafak and Yeni Akit. Both offices, however, suffered some damage. Local reports indicated that […]

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Turkey seeks life terms for journalists Dündar, Gül

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkish authorities’ presentation of an indictment seeking to imprison journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül for life over reports claiming that Turkey’s intelligence agency secretly armed Islamist rebel groups in Syria. Prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled the indictment, which Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported charges both journalists with “gathering secret […]

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Groups demonstrate outside Turkey prison in support of Can Dündar, Erdem Gül

Bu yazıyı okumak için tıklayınız. Delegates from a coalition of leading international free expression and press freedom groups travelled to Turkey’s Silivri Prison today to demonstrate support for imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, to protest Turkish authorities’ denial of permission to visit to the two journalists, and to call for their release. The […]

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IPI: 2015 one of deadliest years on record for journalists

The year 2015 was one of the deadliest on record for journalists around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today, with 108* journalists believed to have died as a direct result of their job and 36 more killed under circumstances that remain murky. IPI added 108 names from 2015 to its Death Watch, […]

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