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#MemberInterview: Kadri Gürsel on Istanbul’s mayoral re-election on June 23

The International Press Institute (IPI) talked with IPI Executive Board member and Turkey National Committee chair Kadri Gürsel following the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on June 23, which was won by opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu – despite the AKP party’s near complete control over traditional media in Turkey. Gürsel was previously detained for 11 […]

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MEP Rebecca Harms leaves legacy of defending rights in Turkey

Rebecca Harms is a German Green Party politician and a member of the European Parliament who has been particularly active in promoting media freedom in Turkey through her work with the Parliament’s Turkey Support Forum. Harms, who is now stepping down as an MEP, has personally observed a number of elections and journalist trials in Turkey, […]

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Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report: May 2019

Since 2018, the International Press Institute (IPI) has been observing trials of journalists in Turkey to monitor violations of the rule of law and fair trial guarantees. Under Turkey’s ongoing crackdown on media freedom, which began following the July 2016 coup attempt, scores of journalists have been subjected to egregious rights violations. Many have been […]

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IPI urges Turkey to protect media freedom ahead of mayoral re-vote

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged Turkish authorities to respect journalists’ rights and ensure journalists’ safety in the run-up to the mayoral re-election in Istanbul on June 23. During nationwide local elections on March 31, opposition CHP candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu was […]

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