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IPI joins international call for Turkey to uphold ECtHR ruling

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined 9 other international media freedom organisations calling on Turkey to act upon the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights and free journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay. March 22, 2018 –  Turkey should immediately implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and […]

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IPI: ECtHR decision on Turkish journalists comes too late

Türkçe için tıklayınız. The European Court of Human Rights today ruled that the rights to liberty and security in the cases of journalist and academic Mehmet Altan and political scientist and journalist Şahin Alpay had been violated. The court also ordered the Turkish state to pay the applicants EUR 21,500 each in compensation. Today’s ruling […]

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IPI disappointed at extended pre-trial detention of Akın Atalay

Türkçe için tıklayınız. International Press Institute (IPI) was disappointed today in the decision of continuing detention for defendant Akın Atalay. The trial against Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet was adjourned at the end of this 7th hearing to be heard again from 24 to 27 April, when verdicts are expected. In today’s proceedings Akın Atalay gave […]

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Internet streaming law on its way to debate

Türkçe için tıklayınız In a recent interview with the International Press Institute (IPI), Can Dündar, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet and founder of the online broadcasting site Özgürü, highlighted his concerns over further censorship of free speech in Turkey by a law soon to come before parliament that would introduce strictly monitored licences for […]

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