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Cumhuriyet Trial: Day One Update

A delegation from the International Press Institute (IPI), led by IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford, is in Turkey this week, April 24 to 27, to monitor the final hearing in the criminal trial of journalists and staff with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. We’ll be updating this page daily with key points from the proceedings. See additional background and […]

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IPI to jailed journalist Nedim Türfent: Stay strong

Türkçesi için tıklayınız Seven international and local press freedom groups, including the International Press Institute (IPI), have sent a letter of support to imprisoned Turkish-Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent, who has been held in solitary confinement in Turkey’s Van Prison for nearly two years. Türfent was convicted in December 2017 on terrorism-related charges for reporting on the […]

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Nedim Türfent: One trial, countless injustices

By MELTEM AKYOL / Turkey journalist describes life in solitary confinement for the ‘crime’ of journalism

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Pressure on Turkey’s Kurdish media rises following newspaper seizure

The latest police raid on pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi raises questions about the future of independent media in Turkey and underlines the disproportionate pressure on Kurdish media in the country as well as irregularities in the legal system. On March 28, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s central office in Istanbul and the building of printing press Gün Matbaa, […]

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