The letter from IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi calling on the parties to commit to the following actions should they form part of the government:

– Free all journalists imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression and drop all charges against them
– Promote freedom of the press, independent journalism and respect for the rule of law
– Restore the impartiality of the judiciary
– Take steps to repeal or reform in line with international standards laws that are currently being abused to prosecute and jail journalists, especially Turkey’s anti-terror and defamation laws
– Work to end economic pressure on independent media outlets through the manipulation of the public and private advertising markets as well as legal and tax harassment