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IPI Turkey Webinar Recap: “The New Mainstream is Rising (And It Seeks Support)”

  READ FULL REPORT On March 3, IPI held a launch event for the new IPI Turkey Digital Media Report: ‘The New Mainstream Media’ is Rising (And It Seeks Support). The pioneering report, prepared by IPI Turkey National Committee Vice Chair Emre Kızılkaya and journalist Burak Ütücü, studies the current capacity and needs of independent […]

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IPI Trial Monitoring Blog: Several journalists tried on arbitrary charges

During the week of February 22, 2021, International Press Institute (IPI) representatives, as part of IPI’s Turkey trial monitoring programme, attended and monitored two hearings at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse where several journalists, including current or former reporters from Bloomberg News, Tele1 and Cumhuriyet, were on trial for critical coverage of the authorities. These cases are […]

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Turkey journalists sentenced for reporting on Turkish military actions in Libya

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists in Turkey, Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel, over their critical reporting on military operations of Turkish armed forces in Libya, Syria. The court sentenced Yıldız, a news editor for Oda TV to three years, seven months and ten days, and […]

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IPI strictly condemns assault on Turkish journalist Levent Gültekin

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the physical assault on Levent Gültekin, a columnist and programme host at Turkey’s Halk TV, on March 8, 2021 and called on Turkish authorities to open a prompt and thorough investigation to find the assailants and hold them to account. Gültekin posted on social media that he had […]

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