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IPI condemns continued prosecution of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel

The International Press Institute (IPI) urges Turkish authorities to drop all charges against Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel ahead of his next hearing on April 11 in Istanbul. A correspondent for the German newspaper WELT, Yücel was held in pretrial detention in Turkey for one year between 2017 and 2018. Although he was freed and permitted […]

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IPI demands charges against journalist Max Zirngast to be dropped

The International Press Institute (IPI) today renewed its call on Turkey to drop charges against Austrian journalist Max Zirngast, whose trial on baseless terrorism charges is set to begin on April 11. Zirngast, who has written for leftist magazines such as re:volt and Jacobin, was arrested on September 11, 2018, in Ankara by anti-terror police […]

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Fatih Polat: ‘We must stand up together to defend the profession’

In early March, IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford attended the trial in Istanbul of Fatih Polat, editor-in-chief of Evrensel, one of Turkey’s last remaining independent newspapers. Polat was acquitted of publishing a tapped telephone call – a small bit of good news in Turkey’s media crackdown. Evrensel is also one of two newspapers being […]

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IPI calls for charges against Turkey Paradise Papers reporter Pelin Ünker to be dropped

Turkey journalist Pelin Ünker faces trial again today over her reporting on the Paradise Papers investigation, conducted in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Ünker’s reporting, published in the independent Cumhuriyet newspaper in November 2017, revealed offshore accounts in Malta held by two key politicians of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP): […]

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