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Cumhuriyet’s Mine Söğüt: “Whatever ‘peace’ means, we have to protect it”

In late April 2018, journalists and staff members at Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest newspaper, were forced to watch as 17 of their colleagues were tried and convicted on anti-terror charges at Silivri detention facility. One of those observers was Cumhuriyet journalist Mine Söğüt, who writes for the paper’s political section. The International Press Institute (IPI) met […]

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IPI signs open letter against prosecution of Turkey’s film makers

May 28, 2018 Numan Kurtulmuş Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey İsmet İnönü Bulvarı No:32 06100 Emek Ankara, Turkey Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice Kızılay Mahallesi, Milli Müdafa Cd., 06420 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey Cc: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO Dear Prof. Dr. Numan Kurtulmuş and Minister Abdulhamit Gül, We, the undersigned cultural […]

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VIDEO | Cumhuriyet journalists combat injustice with greater commitment

After a trial lasting 17 months, with independent journalism in the dock, Cumhuriyet journalists and executives were sentenced to between 2 and 8 years.

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Turkey’s İdris Sayılğan: Hopeful, but not a prisoner of hope

By BARIŞ ALTINTAŞ / Kurdish reporter faces up to 15 years in prison for journalistic work

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