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Journalists detained while investigating child’s death in northern Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) urged Turkish authorities today to immediately release two journalists detained last night in Giresun, northern Turkey, where they were investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl, Rabia Naz Vatan, in an alleged hit-and-run incident April 2018. Investigative journalist Canan Coşkun and journalist and documentary filmmaker Kazım Kızıl had traveled to […]

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Outrage as veteran Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan re-arrested

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed outrage at the re-arrest of prominent Turkish journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan just days after his release from prison. Altan, a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of the now-closed Taraf newspaper, had been freed from […]

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Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock (Brussels, Nov 18, 2019)

• Still over 120 journalists in jail  in Turkey • Over 100 terror-related investigations opened since Turkey’s incursion into Syria • Fair trial principles routinely breached • New efforts to stifle online media • Is the Judicial Reform Strategy a sham or an opportunity? • How should the EU respond? The International Press Institute (IPI) […]

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IPI urges UN leader to raise press freedom during Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) has urged United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to raise the issue of press freedom during his upcoming visit to Turkey to attend the Istanbul Mediation Conference. The conference says it aims to bring together experts and practitioners around the world and embody a significant platform for the exchange of knowledge and practice […]

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