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IPI troubled by tax case targeting Turkey media owner

The International Press Institute (IPI) said today it was concerned that criminal charges brought against Aydın Doğan, a leading publisher and businessman in Turkey, could be a further attempt to silence the Doğan media group. On March 22, an Istanbul court accepted the state prosecutor’s indictment accusing Doğan, founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding AS, and […]

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Groups condemn Turkey arrests before U.N. rights body

The International Press Institute (IPI) co-sponsored a joint statement delivered today before a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva calling on Turkey to immediately and unconditionally release Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, journalist Ahmet Nesin and academic Şebnem Korur Fincancı. The three were arrested and charged on Monday with […]

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IPI condemns Turkey’s arrest of RSF representative

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned Turkey’s arrest of two prominent journalists and an academic, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on accusations that they supported terrorism by standing in solidarity with a pro-Kurdish newspaper. A judge in Istanbul ordered the arrests of RSF representative Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin and Prof. […]

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IPI: Turkey must stop violence targeting Syrian activists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the attempted assassination of a Syrian media activist operating in Turkey and renewed its calls on Turkey’s government to end a spate of violent attacks on journalists and media activists claimed by the Islamic State group. Unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot Ahmed Abdul-Qadir, founder of Syrian website […]

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