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Turkey Trial Monitoring Blog: Uncertainty and distrust prevail in Turkey’s courts

The International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi spent the day on February 13 monitoring the trials of two journalists at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse. Case postponed The first trial observed by IPI on February 13 was that of Adil Demirci, a reporter with ETHA News Agency who is charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and […]

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Turkey must end public ad ban on independent newspapers

Today, the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters without Borders (RSF), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), called for an immediate end to the ban on public advertising on the two independent newspapers Evrensel and BirGün. Both newspapers are part of a shrinking […]

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41 years since murder of Turkey journalist Abdi İpekçi: “He died a hero in the eyes of us all”

The International Press Institute (IPI) today remembered one of Turkey’s most respected journalists, Abdi İpekçi, on the 41st anniversary of his killing, commemorating both his journalism and his work for reconciliation between Turkey’s rival political groups. On February 1, 1979, İpekçi, then editor-in-chief of the daily Milliyet, was shot dead outside his home in Istanbul. […]

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Turkey: Leading independent newspapers suffer extended state ad ban

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, is deeply concerned about an ongoing state advertising ban imposed on two of Turkey’s main remaining independent newspapers. Evrensel and BirGün newspapers are four months into an indefinite ban imposed by the state advertising agency, BIK, and they risk being excluded […]

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