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Join our campaign to #FreeTurkeyJournalists!

SEND A LETTER OF HOPE IPI invites colleagues to send a letter of support to the imprisoned journalists. These letters are intended to bring hope to all imprisoned journalists, and to remind them that the commitment of IPI as well as other international organisations to fight for their freedom will remain undeterred. These letters will not only […]

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Judge orders Cumhuriyet journalists sent to prison

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called a court’s decision to imprison nine journalists from Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper including IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel an attack on Turkish democracy and the basic values of free society. Authorities had placed the journalists in police detention on Oct. 31 as part of a mass operation against […]

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IPI members speak out for detained Turkish journalists

On Monday, 31 October, IPI’s global network yesterday awoke to the news of the arrest of at least 13 journalists at the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, among them IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel and IPI Member and Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu. Gürsel, Sabuncu and their colleagues are the latest victims of the Turkish government’s […]

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Global coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests, media closures

A coalition of 14 leading international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations today condemned as an “extraordinary attack on press freedom” the jailing of top journalists with Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper and the closure of 15 pro-Kurdish media in a letter to leading Turkish officials. On Monday, October 31, Turkish authorities launched a mass operation […]

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