Ankara, Oct 21 () - The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) urged Turkey to end all criminal cases and investigations against journalists on terrorism-related charges in a written statement on Oct. 20.
“Investigations and prosecutions against journalists through the ‘Counterterrorism Law’ or on charges of insulting [President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] should be ended” the IPI’s Barbara Trionfi said.
“We expect all governmental bodies to respect the right to freedom to receive news” Trionfi added.
The statement came as several press organizations, including the IPI, visited Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Group Chair Levent Gök at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara.
Speaking on behalf of the press organizations visiting Turkey, Trionfi said their visit aimed to show solidarity with journalists under pressure in Turkey.