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Turkey: MFRR calls for swift and thorough investigation into murder of Güngör Arslan

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in strongly condemning the murder of Güngör Arslan, the owner and managing editor of the local Ses Kocaeli newspaper in Turkey. On Saturday 19 February, Arslan was attacked in front of his office and shot in the chest and leg. He was taken to hospital, where […]

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Turkey: Regulator must not use license powers to pressure international media

The decision by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) requesting several international news outlets to file a broadcast license application must not lead to further harassment of media, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. As the regulator has a proven pattern of harassing independent media over critical coverage of the government and its […]

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Appeals court upholds sentences against five Turkey journalists for reporting on intelligence officer’s funeral

The IPI global network condemned today a ruling by an appeals court in Turkey upholding sentences against five journalists who allegedly “revealed” the name of a Turkish national intelligence (MIT) officer after reporting on his funeral. In September 2020, the five journalists were sentenced to various prison terms by a local court. Ferhat Çelik; Aydın […]

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27 international groups call on Turkey to release Sedef Kabaş

The International Press Institute and 26 undersigned human rights and journalists’ organizations call for the immediate release of journalist Sedef Kabaş following her late-night arrest on January 22 and for an end to the judicial harassment of independent media. On January 22, Kabaş was detained during a midnight police raid in Istanbul following critical comments […]

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