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Reputation of Turkey’s rule of law is in the balance

International observers from Article 19, PEN International, RSF and Articolo 21 Associazione 100 Autori, ECPMF, IFJ and IPI are awaiting the court’s verdict this morning in the final hearing of the case against seven defendants among whom are the first writers and journalists to be facing charges relating to involvement in the attempted coup of […]

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In final hearing, Mehmet Altan decries rule of law breakdown in Turkey

Türkçe için tıklayınız. Turkish academic and journalist Mehmet Altan and his brother, author Ahmet Altan, are among seven writers and journalists facing a final hearing this week on terrorism charges for allegedly having played a role in the failed coup of July 15, 2016. The Altan brothers are accused of having given “subliminal messages” on […]

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Turkey court extends detentions in Cumhuriyet trial

The International Press Institute (IPI) blasted yesterday’s court ruling in Turkey extending the detention of five Cumhuriyet journalists, executives and staff another two weeks, and renewed calls for their release. Judges in a courtroom inside the high-security Silivri prison complex on the outskirts of Istanbul, where four of the five have been held since last […]

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IPI to monitor Sept 11 proceedings in Cumhuriyet trial

Representatives of the International Press Institute (IPI) will be in Turkey again this week to monitor proceedings in the trial targeting journalists and executives from independent daily newspaper Cumhuriyet on accusations that its reporting lent support to terrorists.  

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