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IPI joins international call to release Turkish journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and eight other leading media freedom watchdogs, and some 29 public figures from around the globe, in calling on Turkish authorities to immediately release Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül. The groups made the call as they launched an […]

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Turkey jails two journalists for report on arms delivery to Syria

The arrest and detention of two prominent Turkish journalists on groundless charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, espionage and disclosure of classified documents marks a disturbing new low in Turkey’s sustained assault on media freedom, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, were […]

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IPI releases report on press freedom mission to Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a report on the Joint International Emergency Press Freedom Mission to Turkey undertaken last week by a broad coalition of international free expression and press freedom groups. The report builds on mission participants’ finding that escalating pressure on media in the period between parliamentary elections in June and […]

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International editors demand protection of press in Turkey

More than 50 leading international media editors have written an open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raising profound concerns about the deteriorating conditions for press freedom in Turkey in the run up to the elections. The letter and a full list of signatories follow below. Signatories include Dean Baquet, executive editor, the New York […]

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