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IPI sends letter of support for jailed Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today issued an open letter of support for imprisoned Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who face life behind bars for revealing evidence purporting to show Turkey secretly sending weapons to Islamist rebel groups in Syria. “You and all journalists who seek to report truth in Turkey face tremendous […]

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IPI joins international call to release Turkish journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and eight other leading media freedom watchdogs, and some 29 public figures from around the globe, in calling on Turkish authorities to immediately release Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül. The groups made the call as they launched an […]

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Turkey jails two journalists for report on arms delivery to Syria

The arrest and detention of two prominent Turkish journalists on groundless charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, espionage and disclosure of classified documents marks a disturbing new low in Turkey’s sustained assault on media freedom, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, were […]

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IPI releases report on press freedom mission to Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a report on the Joint International Emergency Press Freedom Mission to Turkey undertaken last week by a broad coalition of international free expression and press freedom groups. The report builds on mission participants’ finding that escalating pressure on media in the period between parliamentary elections in June and […]

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