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‘Major repression’ of Turkey media brought to UN Human Rights Council

The International Press Institute (IPI) and leading media freedom and free expression watchdogs have brought the ongoing deterioration of free expression in Turkey before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging it to press Turkey’s government to end a state of “major repression”. IPI joined PEN International, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Danish PEN, German […]

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IPI condemns shooting attack on Turkey journalist Can Dündar

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the attempted shooting of Turkish journalist Can Dündar today outside the courthouse where he was expected to hear the verdict in a criminal case over reports claiming that Turkey’s intelligence agency secretly armed Islamist rebel groups in Syria. Dündar, editor-in-chief of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, escaped unharmed when a […]

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Prison term for Turkey journalists over Charlie Hebdo image condemned

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined observers around the world in condemning the two-year prison sentence handed to two journalists who republished the cover of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Muhammad. An Istanbul court convicted daily Cumhuriyet journalists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Çetinkaya of “openly encouraging hate and […]

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IPI German, Turkey Committees respond to Böhmermann case

The German government today gave the green light for prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into popular satirist Jan Böhmermann over a vulgar poem ridiculing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in granting a request by the Turkish government, underscored that Germany viewed the deteriorating situation of press freedom in Turkey with […]

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