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IPI calls on European Council to prioritize press freedom in Turkey ahead of EU leaders’ meeting

The International Press Institute (IPI) today sent a letter to the European Council President Charles Michel ahead of the European Council meeting on March 25 and 26 where EU-Turkey relations will be discussed. The letter calls on Michel and the European Council to insist on an improved human rights record in Turkey, especially in press freedom […]

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IPI Turkey Webinar Recap: “Journalism Under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey”

READ FULL REPORT On March 1, the International Press Institute (IPI) launched the new report “Journalism Under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey” with an online event. The study, conducted by IPI Turkey National Committee member İpek Yezdani, analysed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected independent media and journalism in Turkey based on in-depth interviews […]

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Turkey: Local radio journalist killed by man who disliked his content

On March 9, 2021, Hazım Özsu, a local radio host for Rahmet FM (Mercy FM) in Turkey’s Bursa province was shot dead in his home by a man who later said that he disliked some of Özsu’s comments in his radio programme during the pandemic regarding religious values. The man said he wanted to “shut […]

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IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The “glass ceiling” in Turkey’s media

The 16th episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the 16th episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Özlem Gürses, a well-known journalist and news anchor, discussed the difficulties and problems of working as a woman journalist in Turkey, and how to overcome them, […]

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