In the build up to the November elections in Turkey, an international emergency press freedom mission, including IFJ and EFJ representatives, adopted a Declaration in solidarity with their colleagues in Turkey asking for an immediate end to all pressure that prevents journalists from performing their jobs.
The IFJ/EFJ and their affiliate the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) reviewed the implications of the victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the re-run of Turkey’s national elections on journalists and trade union rights during a press briefing at the Brussels Press Club Europe on 5 November 2015.
The organisations condemned the arrest of reporters Can Dündar and Erdem Gül working for the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet on 26 November in Istanbul following a judicial complaint initiated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. For more information, click here.
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