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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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In final hearing, Mehmet Altan decries rule of law breakdown in Turkey

Türkçe için tıklayınız. Turkish academic and journalist Mehmet Altan and his brother, author Ahmet Altan, are among seven writers and journalists facing a final hearing this week on terrorism charges for allegedly having played a role in the failed coup of July 15, 2016. The Altan brothers are accused of having given “subliminal messages” on […]

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Turkey court extends detentions in Cumhuriyet trial

The International Press Institute (IPI) blasted yesterday’s court ruling in Turkey extending the detention of five Cumhuriyet journalists, executives and staff another two weeks, and renewed calls for their release. Judges in a courtroom inside the high-security Silivri prison complex on the outskirts of Istanbul, where four of the five have been held since last […]

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