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Reports say Turkey moving to seize another media group

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed deep concern over reports that Turkey’s government plans to take over and silence the opposition Zaman Media Group. Reports have indicated that the government has appointed a trustee to seize the group and oversee it, repeating a similar move the government made in September when it took over […]

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IPI Q&A with Ruşen Çakır of Turkey’s

Does a former auto repair shop in Istanbul hold one of the keys to overcoming years of increasing government pressure on media in Turkey and unlocking press freedom? Veteran Turkish journalist Ruşen Çakır seems to think so. Last fall he and his colleagues turned the former shop into a makeshift studio for, an independent […]

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‘Rampant sexism’ in attacks on Turkey’s women journalists

The deterioration of press freedom in Turkey is hardly breaking news for international media; the imprisonment of journalists, the abuse of anti-terror laws, online censorship through blocking access to news websites and sporadic bans on social media are currently among the most well-known methods being used to silence critics. But another serious challenge to press […]

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Court: Turkey’s detention of Dündar, Gül violates rights

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed a ruling by Turkey’s Constitutional Court that the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül violated their “freedom of expression, freedom of the press and right to personal security and freedom”. Local reports indicated that the decision would now be forwarded to […]

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