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Turkey president should ensure safety of journalists, not target them

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists defending press freedom has expressed concern over the threats made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a television news anchor. In several meetings, President Erdoğan made veiled threats against Turkey’s Fox TV News anchor, Fatih Portakal, who had asked […]

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IPI condemns new regulation on press cards in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives, and journalists for press freedom, has expressed fear that the new regulations on press cards published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on December 14, 2018 would further stifle independent journalism in the country. On December 14, a new regulation on “yellow” press cards was […]

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Create conditions for independent media to flourish, IPI exhorts Turkey

In spite of repeated promises by the government of Turkey that press freedom would be restored in the country following the lifting of the state of emergency this past July, journalists have seen no signs of greater respect for their right to practice their profession independently and without fear of retaliation. This is the gloomy […]

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IPI kicks off high-level mission to Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today announced the start of a high-level press freedom mission to Turkey December 5 to 7, 2018. Led by IPI Executive Board Chair Markus Spillmann, the mission will meet with representatives of the Turkish government, foreign diplomats, […]

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