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IPI: ECtHR decision on Turkish journalists comes too late

Türkçe için tıklayınız. The European Court of Human Rights today ruled that the rights to liberty and security in the cases of journalist and academic Mehmet Altan and political scientist and journalist Şahin Alpay had been violated. The court also ordered the Turkish state to pay the applicants EUR 21,500 each in compensation. Today’s ruling […]

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IPI disappointed at extended pre-trial detention of Akın Atalay

Türkçe için tıklayınız. International Press Institute (IPI) was disappointed today in the decision of continuing detention for defendant Akın Atalay. The trial against Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet was adjourned at the end of this 7th hearing to be heard again from 24 to 27 April, when verdicts are expected. In today’s proceedings Akın Atalay gave […]

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Internet streaming law on its way to debate

Türkçe için tıklayınız In a recent interview with the International Press Institute (IPI), Can Dündar, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet and founder of the online broadcasting site Özgürü, highlighted his concerns over further censorship of free speech in Turkey by a law soon to come before parliament that would introduce strictly monitored licences for […]

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Two Turkish journalists released, but at a price

Türkçe için tıklayınız The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes the release on bail of two of its members in Turkey, Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu and investigative journalist Ahmet Şık, but emphasizes the damage that their unjust pretrial detention and other failings of the judicial process have caused to press freedom in the country. IPI Turkey […]

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