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Turkey political parties commit to restoring press freedom

Regional chairs, parliamentary candidates and official representatives of five major political parties in Turkey committed to reversing their country’s dramatic downward slide in press freedom during meetings with the International Press Institute (IPI) last week. IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford met in Istanbul last Friday with representatives of the secular Republican People’s Party (CHP), […]

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IPI joins open letter to future Turkey president

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 18 other leading international press freedom and freedom of expression groups in calling on the winner of Turkey’s June 24 presidential election to prioritize restoring press freedom during his or her term. The full letter follows below. To the future president of Turkey: Your term starts in critical […]

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Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted

On June 7 to 8, 2018, ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observed the fifth hearing in the case against 11 journalists and columnists writing for Zaman newspaper at the Serious Crimes Court in Istanbul. The journalists face various coup or terror-related charges, with five facing aggravated life sentences. […]

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‘When this is all over, I will cry my heart out’: Inside Turkey’s pro-govt press

By TUĞBA TEKEREK / In exclusive interviews, journalists share the realities of working for Turkey’s many government-influenced media

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