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Groups condemn Turkey’s seizure of pro-Kurdish daily

The undersigned international press freedom groups call on Turkish authorities to immediately release the 12 printworkers and staff arrested on March 28 at the premises and print works of the newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and the further 15 staff taken into custody after home raids on the morning of March 29, 2018. Authorities must also restore […]

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VIDEO – Murat Sabuncu: “Solidarity – a great source of hope”

Following his release from 495 days pretrial detention talks to IPI about his hopes for the future of Turkey, saying “yes, there is hope in Turkey.  There are so many people who are striving heart and soul to make this a democratic country… and I believe that everything can be achieved, from a democratic point […]

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IPI joins international call for Turkey to uphold ECtHR ruling

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined 9 other international media freedom organisations calling on Turkey to act upon the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights and free journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay. March 22, 2018 –  Turkey should immediately implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and […]

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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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