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Turkey detains more journalists as purge continues

Turkey’s government has issued warrants to detain another 35 people, including journalists, with alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen just two days after authorities detained dozens of Kurdish journalists, reportedly bringing the total number of journalists now held in Turkey to 140. Hürriyet reported that police detained nine of the 35 sought under the […]

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Turkey journalists group honours international coalition

The Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave its 2016 Press Freedom Award for the category of Institution to IPI and a coalition of international organisations that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom. The TGC recognised […]

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IPI condemns Turkey’s closure of pro-Kurdish newspaper

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s closure of pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem for allegedly spreading propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), emphasising that reporting on terrorists is not the same as endorsing them. An Istanbul court yesterday ordered the newspaper temporarily suspended, saying that it repeatedly spread PKK propaganda […]

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Turkey jails journalists as president drops insult cases

Turkey imprisoned 23 journalists this weekend amid an ongoing purge purportedly targeting those linked to the July 15 coup attempt, while its president, citing the country’s unity in the wake of the failed bid, said he was withdrawing all insult complaints he has filed against detractors. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the one-time gesture was intended […]

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