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IPI Report Launch in Turkey: “It Won’t Always Be Like This”

The International Press Institute (IPI) will announce the results of its study on the future of quality journalism in Turkey at the Journalists’ Union of Turkey’s (TGS) Press Academy in Istanbul on July 16 at 11 a.m. The study, entitled “‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’: How to Prepare Turkey’s Journalists for a Freer Era”, […]

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court gives contradictory decisions on Cumhuriyet journalists’ applications

Turkey’s Constitutional Court published yesterday a detailed ruling on the individual applications of journalists involved in the Cumhuriyet trial, who were sentenced to prison terms varying from two to eight years after the final hearing on April 25, 2018. The court, in its ruling on May 2, 2019, found no evidence of fundamental rights violations […]

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#MemberInterview: Kadri Gürsel on Istanbul’s mayoral re-election on June 23

The International Press Institute (IPI) talked with IPI Executive Board member and Turkey National Committee chair Kadri Gürsel following the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on June 23, which was won by opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu – despite the AKP party’s near complete control over traditional media in Turkey. Gürsel was previously detained for 11 […]

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MEP Rebecca Harms leaves legacy of defending rights in Turkey

Rebecca Harms is a German Green Party politician and a member of the European Parliament who has been particularly active in promoting media freedom in Turkey through her work with the Parliament’s Turkey Support Forum. Harms, who is now stepping down as an MEP, has personally observed a number of elections and journalist trials in Turkey, […]

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