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Turkey: #JournalismIsNotaCrime

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of three prominent activists for press freedom, in central Istanbul

Campaign to set journalism free, develop trade union rights and defend freedom of expression in Turkey The overall objective is to promote and protect fundamental rights through enhancing the role of journalists in promoting democracy, good governance and public’s right ...

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Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations

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As arrests of journalists and media closure continue, the European and the International Federation of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish president Erdogan accountable for press freedom breaches. Since the coup aimed ...

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Turkey must stop feeding its environment of fear for journalists and trade unionists

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The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ and IFJ) is calling upon the presumptive upcoming Turkish Prime minister, Binali Yildirim, to end the climate of permanent judicial intimidation, threats, harassment, detention and physical assaults against journalists and media workers ...

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Press freedom must be a part of any agreement with Turkey

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The European Federation of Journalist (EFJ) has strongly condemned the assassination attempt on 6 May in Istanbul against journalist Can Dündar (editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily newspaper) and the jail sentences of 5 years and 10 months for Can Dündar and ...

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Foreign press correspondents increasingly banned from Turkey

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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has today condemned the entry ban imposed by Turkish authorities against Russian journalist Tural Kerimov, the Turkey bureau chief for Sputnik news agency, who “was stopped by a border control officer who said the journalist ...

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Two arrested journalists released in Turkey after 92 days

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he European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) warmly welcomed today Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruling on February 25 stating that the rights of Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül have been violated and underlining the lack of justification ...

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Turkey must allow supporters to meet with imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

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Leading international free expression and press freedom groups condemn government’s refusal to allow supporters to visit pair jailed for their reporting, call for their release A coalition of leading international free expression and press freedom groups condemns the Turkish government’s ...

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IFJ, EFJ and TGS demand an end to oppression of journalists in post-election Turkey

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Brussels, 6 November 2015. – The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) and their affiliate the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) reviewed the implications for journalists and trade union rights following the victory of the Justice and ...

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TGS’s Kuleli: Government encirclement of the media has been getting tighter

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This week’s guest for Monday Talk has said that the government’s clampdown on the media has been intensifying and might get even worse if current trends are anything to go by. “Since the June 7 election, the Hürriyet daily’s building ...

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IFJ and EFJ slam Turkish government over latest media clampdown ahead the elections

Turkish protesters shout slogans outside the headquarters of Bugun newspaper and Kanalturk television station in Istanbul during a demonstration against the Turkish government's crackdown on media outlets on October 28, 2015. Riot police firing tear gas and water cannon stormed the Istanbul headquarters of a media group linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bitter rival, on what was described as a dark day for democracy ahead of a pivotal election. The action triggered widespread concern about media freedom in Turkey, with critics accusing the government of trying to silence opponents of Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) before the November 1 legislative vote. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) today joined their affiliate, the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS, in Turkish), in condemning the police raid of Kanaltürk and Bugün TV, part of pro-opposition media holding Koza-Ipek, this morning ...

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