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Turkey blocks International Human Rights Day protest

Press freedom and free expression defenders marked International Human Rights Day in Turkey on Saturday in Silivri, west of Istanbul, after police blocked them from delivering a public statement at the entrance to the district’s massive high-security prison, where many journalists are currently behind bars.

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Turkey’s detention of journalists ‘monumental injustice’

Turkey’s imprisonment of more than 100 journalists for months without any chance to contest the flimsy allegations they face is a monumental injustice that is completely incompatible with democratic values, the International Press Institute (IPI) said yesterday. IPI made the statement on the one-month anniversary of the arrest of IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel […]

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“The road might seem dark but believe me it will soon be over”

Friends and colleagues of Kadri Gürsel, who remains incarcerated in Turkey’s Silivri Prison, have committed themselves to fighting for his release and that of all journalists in jail in the country. In light of recent events, Turkey has become the biggest jailer of journalists, with almost 140 currently behind bars, prompting international criticism. According to […]

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IPI sends letter of hope to Kadri Gürsel, all jailed journalists in Turkey

“We will not stop fighting until you and your colleagues walk free”, IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi concluded in the letter she addressed directly to IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel and all journalists currently in jail in Turkey. The letter is intended to bring hope to all imprisoned journalists, and specifically to Kadri Gürsel, […]

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