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Two Turkish journalists released, but at a price

Türkçe için tıklayınız The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes the release on bail of two of its members in Turkey, Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu and investigative journalist Ahmet Şık, but emphasizes the damage that their unjust pretrial detention and other failings of the judicial process have caused to press freedom in the country. IPI Turkey […]

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Turkey’s Ahmet Şık nears 450 days behind bars

Türkçe için tıklayınız On Friday, March 9, International Press Institute (IPI) observers will attend the sixth hearing of the trial against journalists with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper in Istanbul. While several defendants in the case were previously released on bail, investigative journalist Ahmet Şık and Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu – both IPI members – remain in pre-trial detention on charges of “aiding a terrorist […]

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VIDEO: Deniz Yücel lawyer: Case did not end with release on bail

Türkçe için tıklayınız. In an interview with the International Press Institute (IPI) last week (see above video), leading Turkish lawyer Veysel Ok highlighted the psychological importance to detained journalists of trial monitoring in Turkey by human rights groups and stressed the need to attend cases outside Istanbul. Ok, whose clients include recently freed German journalist Deniz […]

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Op-ed: Rule of law fades away in Turkey despite brief shimmer

Türkçe için tıklayınız Yesterday, IPI quoted the academic and journalist Mehmet Altan from his defence statement given on Tuesday when he said, “If the rule of law were upheld, I would not have gone through any of what I am going through. I am here because the rule of law has been destroyed.” Today, with six […]

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