Foreign press correspondents increasingly banned from Turkey

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 was flagged as persona non grata by the Turkish authorities”. Turkish authorities seized Kerimov’s press…

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…

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

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 refusal to allow supporters to visit journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who are behind…

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…

Conference to tackle press freedom and labor rights in Turkey

“Jailed journalists, threshold for collective bargaining, no freelancers rights, refusals of press cards, restrictions of accreditation, growing prosecutions, less freedom to publish.” This bleak picture will be at the heart of an upcoming conference on press freedom and labor rights in Turkey, titled “Turkey: Fighting for journalists rights and freedoms in a politically polarized country”…