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Free Nedim Türfent

May 12 marks the two-year anniversary of the detention of Kurdish photo-journalist Nedim Türfent.  Nedim was covering news stories near Diyarbakır in 2016 after the Turkish-Kurdish peace process had broken down and the Turkish army was waging an offensive in the cities of Sur, Cizre and Diyarbakır.  His article for shuttered DİCLE news agency entiteld: […]

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Cumhuriyet trial report: No crime, no evidence, no justice

Türkçesi için tıklayınız. After 17 months of judicial proceedings and a collective total of almost 10 years of pretrial detention, the trial of journalists and staff with Turkey’s secular daily Cumhuriyet newspaper ended on April 25, 2018, with three acquittals, the separation of two cases, and 14 inordinately harsh custodial sentences ranging from two-and-a-half to […]

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IPI Executive Board declares solidarity with Gürsel, Cumhuriyet journalists

Türkçesi için tıklayınız Members of the International Press Institute (IPI) global Executive Board today released a statement condemning last week’s sentencing of Executive Board member Kadri Gürsel, along with more than a dozen of Gürsel’s colleages at Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper, including several IPI members, to prison. The full statement can be found below. As members of the IPI […]

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International groups condemn Cumhuriyet verdict

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today joined a coalition of international press freedom organizations in condemning the prison sentences given to 14 journalists and staff members of Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper. Those sentenced in the case include IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel as well as IPI […]

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