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Exiled Turkish journalist assaulted at home in Germany

On July 7, 2021, Turkish journalist Erk Acarer, who is living in Germany, was attacked and beaten by three assailants armed with knives who broke into his residence in the evening. Acarer, who works for BirGün, Artı TV and German outlet Taz.de, received medical treatment in hospital. He later wrote on his social media accounts […]

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‘I can’t breathe’: Turkish photojournalist brutally detained while covering Istanbul Pride March

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemned today the police violence against Agence France-Presse (AFP) photojournalist Bülent Kılıç while he was covering the Pride March in Istanbul on June 26. Kılıç, who is an award-winner photojournalist in Turkey, posted on social media that police officers had pressed their knees into his back and throat, leaving him unable […]

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Turkey: Authorities must investigate physical attacks on journalists in Samsun and Kocaeli provinces

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemned today physical assaults against two local journalists in Turkey and called on authorities to hold those responsible to account. Both journalists were reporting on construction works carried out by the public authorities. IPI renews its call to end impunity in cases of attacks against journalists in Turkey where attackers […]

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Charges against Turkish journalist Ozan Kaplanoğlu must be dropped

The International Press Institute (IPI) called today on Turkish authorities to dismiss all charges against local journalist Ozan Kaplanoğlu who was sentenced earlier this month to almost two years in prison for reporting on a press release. Kaplanoğlu, the editor-in-chief of the online news site BursaMuhalif.com and a board member of the Bursa Association of […]

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