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Europe must ‘make up its mind’ on Turkey, journalists say

Prominent Turkish journalists and lawyers last week urged Europe to take a stronger stance on fundamental rights in Turkey during a discussion panel organized by the International Press Institute (IPI) in partnership with the newspaper WELT in Berlin. “The real question is how far Western European countries are willing to defend their values”, Rıza Türmen, a […]

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Turkish media search for sustainable business models

Over 180 Turkish news outlets have been closed since the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. Those that have managed to continue publishing – despite all odds – now face crippling economic conditions, with print revenues shrinking, a still-unprofitable online sphere and fines slapped on news outlets critical of the Turkish government. The problems have escalated […]

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EU officials urged to address free expression during Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined eight other leading international press freedom and freedom of expression groups on calling European Union (EU) officials to raise Turkey’s freedom of expression issue during the EU-Turkey high-level political dialogue. The full letter follows below. To the attention of: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and […]

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Turkey’s Media Under Siege (Berlin, November 28)

The International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with WELT, invites interested members of the public to a networking event and series of panel discussions on November 28, 2018 in Berlin with leading lawyers, journalists and human rights activists from Turkey and Europe. Panellists will examine the media crackdown and the breakdown of the rule of law in […]

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