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Two journalists arrested after criticism of Turkey’s military action in Syria

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s arrest of Hakan Demir, online editor for the independent newspaper BirGün, and Fatih Gökhan Diler, managing editor of the news site Diken. The two detentions were part of a wave of arrests targeting critics of Turkey’s military operation across the Syrian border, which started yesterday. Turkish police […]

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Turkish Supreme Court upholds harsh prison sentence for Nedim Türfent

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, expressed profound dismay over today’s decision by Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation upholding a nearly nine-year jail sentence given to journalist Nedim Türfent. Türfent, a Kurdish reporter at the now-banned Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested in […]

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Turkey reform proposals fall far short of needed change

Proposed legislative changes due to be presented today in Turkey’s Parliament as part of a long-awaited Judicial Reform Strategy (JRS) are inadequate to protect journalists’ rights, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The initial package, first shared by the Justice Ministry with political parties on September 23, proposes changes to 38 articles regarding 15 […]

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Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report September – 2019

The International Press Institute (IPI) in collaboration with the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), today published the third trial monitoring report on freedom of expression cases in Turkey. This report is part of a programme of monitoring that started in June 2018 and confirms findings of the two earlier reports, published in July and […]

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