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VIDEO: Deniz Yücel lawyer: Case did not end with release on bail

Türkçe için tıklayınız. In an interview with the International Press Institute (IPI) last week (see above video), leading Turkish lawyer Veysel Ok highlighted the psychological importance to detained journalists of trial monitoring in Turkey by human rights groups and stressed the need to attend cases outside Istanbul. Ok, whose clients include recently freed German journalist Deniz […]

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Op-ed: Rule of law fades away in Turkey despite brief shimmer

Türkçe için tıklayınız Yesterday, IPI quoted the academic and journalist Mehmet Altan from his defence statement given on Tuesday when he said, “If the rule of law were upheld, I would not have gone through any of what I am going through. I am here because the rule of law has been destroyed.” Today, with six […]

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Die Welt Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel released on bail after a year in prison

Türkçe için tıklayınız. Lesen Sie auf Deutsch. The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes a Turkish court’s decision today to release Die Welt Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel on bail following one year in pre-trial detention in solitary confinement. However, IPI stresses that a full acquittal is necessary for Yücel, who, like many other journalists in Turkey, […]

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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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