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Cumhuriyet journalists sentenced to prison

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned a court decision sentencing 14 journalists and staff members with Turkey’s secular daily Cumhuriyet newspaper to prison on charges of providing support to terrorist groups. Defendants received prison terms ranging from two to eight years, expected to be shortened due to time served. The journalists sentenced are also […]

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IPI in Turkey to monitor final Cumhuriyet hearing

A delegation from the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and leading journalists, will monitor the seventh and final hearing in the criminal trial against more than a dozen journalists and staff members of the independent Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet on spurious terrorism-related charges. IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford, who […]

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Cumhuriyet Trial: A message to IPI members from Kadri Gürsel

The letter below was sent by IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel to IPI members on the eve of the four-day final hearing in the trial of over a dozen journalists, including Gürsel, with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. The journalists are charged with terrorism-related offences for their critical coverage of Turkey’s government. Dear Fellow IPI Members, […]

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Cumhuriyet Trial: Day One Update

A delegation from the International Press Institute (IPI), led by IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford, is in Turkey this week, April 24 to 27, to monitor the final hearing in the criminal trial of journalists and staff with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. We’ll be updating this page daily with key points from the proceedings. See additional background and […]

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