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New powers of Turkey’s media watchdog threaten last bastion of free press: The internet

By SELİN UĞURTAŞ / Experts say regulation aims to exert control over independence online media currently outside government’s reach

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IPI joins international call for release of Turkish journalists Altan, Ilıcak

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 21 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations in calling on Turkish authorities to release detained Turkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak as well as four additional journalists, writers and media workers on trial in the same case. On October 8, the re-trial of Ahmet Altan, Mehmet […]

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Journalists killed and injured amid Turkey-Syria clashes

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, called on Turkey to refrain from attacks that compromise journalist safety following the death and injuries sustained by journalists during the military operation in northern Syria over the week. Saad Al-Ahmad, a reporter for Hawar News Agency […]

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Two journalists arrested after criticism of Turkey’s military action in Syria

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s arrest of Hakan Demir, online editor for the independent newspaper BirGün, and Fatih Gökhan Diler, managing editor of the news site Diken. The two detentions were part of a wave of arrests targeting critics of Turkey’s military operation across the Syrian border, which started yesterday. Turkish police […]

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