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IPI members speak out for detained Turkish journalists

On Monday, 31 October, IPI’s global network yesterday awoke to the news of the arrest of at least 13 journalists at the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, among them IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel and IPI Member and Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu. Gürsel, Sabuncu and their colleagues are the latest victims of the Turkish government’s […]

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Global coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests, media closures

A coalition of 14 leading international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations today condemned as an “extraordinary attack on press freedom” the jailing of top journalists with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper and the closure of 15 pro-Kurdish media in a letter to leading Turkish officials. On Monday, October 31, Turkish authorities launched a mass operation […]

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IPI Board demands release of Kadri Gürsel, Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI)’s Executive Board today condemned in the strongest possible terms Turkish authorities’ moves to silence the country’s last remaining critical media following the closure of 15 Kurdish media outlets on Saturday and the arrests Monday morning of at least 13 journalists at Turkey’s most prominent secular opposition newspaper, including IPI Board Member […]

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Groups urge Turkey: end emergency powers abuses

The International Press Institute (IPI) and a broad coalition of international human rights defenders today urged Turkey’s government to revoke provisions of the ongoing state of emergency following a failed July coup attempt that violate citizens’ fundamental human rights. At least 25 international groups – including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others – have […]

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