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International editors demand protection of press in Turkey

More than 50 leading international media editors have written an open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raising profound concerns about the deteriorating conditions for press freedom in Turkey in the run up to the elections. The letter and a full list of signatories follow below. Signatories include Dean Baquet, executive editor, the New York […]

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Joint international emergency press freedom mission to visit Turkey ahead of election

Concern over the deteriorating state of press freedom in Turkey and its impact on upcoming Nov. 1 parliamentary elections have prompted a coalition of international free expression groups to undertake an emergency press freedom mission to the country next week, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced today.

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Turkish journalist beaten as pre-election tensions rise

Turkey’s worrying press freedom atmosphere took a disturbing turn for the worse this morning as a series of increasingly troubling incidents targeting journalists and media in the last 30 days culminated in the brutal beating of a newspaper columnist outside his home. Hürriyet newspaper columnist Ahmet Hakan and his bodyguard were attacked shortly after midnight […]

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Interview: Editor of Turkey’s Nokta magazine discusses police raid over Erdogan cover photo

Turkish authorities on Monday raided the offices of the magazine Nokta and seized copies of the publication’s 18th issue, which featured a mocked-up photo of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the cover.

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