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IPI: Turkey must stop violence targeting Syrian activists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the attempted assassination of a Syrian media activist operating in Turkey and renewed its calls on Turkey’s government to end a spate of violent attacks on journalists and media activists claimed by the Islamic State group. Unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot Ahmed Abdul-Qadir, founder of Syrian website […]

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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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