Two arrested journalists released in Turkey after 92 days

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 to jail them following the publication of several articles. The ruling refers to the violations…

Press freedom groups express solidarity with journalists in Turkey

The International and European Federations of Journalists, their Turkish affiliate TGS and seven other international press freedom organisations yesterday adopted a Declaration in Istanbul expressing solidarity with journalists in Turkey. The Declaration followed an international mission led by the International Press Institute (IPI) from 19 to 21 October, with the participation of the IFJ and…

Attacks on journalists covering labour issues are unacceptable

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have today expressed deep concerns about the violence used against journalists and media workers covering labour issues in Turkey. “International standards like freedom of association, right to collective bargaining and right to strike must be respected by all parties and journalists who…

Attacks on physical integrity of journalists continue in Turkey

Pressure against journalists and media workers was already alarming before the elections in Turkey and unfortunately the situation isn’t cooling down after the elections. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have today (11/06/2015) learned that several attacks on physical integrity of journalists in Diyarbakir have taken place in…

Journalists march for press freedom

Journalists march on Istiklal Street in downtown Istanbul on World Press Freedom Day to call for a free media on the World Press Freedom Day. Journalists in Turkey marked World Press Freedom Day on Sunday under a cloud of diminishing press freedom in Turkey amid growing threats to their profession as they face unprecedented and…