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A commemoration marking the 27th anniversary of the killing of investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu, in Ankara, Turkey, 24 January 2020, Altan Gocher/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

International groups call on Turkey to investigate new allegations related to journalists’ unsolved murders

Allegations have recently been made by a mob leader in connection with the murders of investigative journalists Uğur Mumcu and Kutlu Adalı, killed in Turkey and Northern Cyprus in 1993 and 1996, respectively.

The front page of "Cumhuriyet" depicts the on-going trial in Istanbul against the paper's journalists and executives on terrorism charges, with a headline that reads 'Let this oppression end', 9 March 2018, Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Turkey using terrorism legislation to gag and jail journalists

Those who investigate the government’s actions with regard to Islamic State, the arms it has sent to Syria, or abuses by the security forces are systematically accused of “espionage,” “terrorist propaganda,” “defaming” the judicial system or the security forces or even “attacking an anti-terrorism agent.”

Berat Albayrak, former finance minister and Serhat Albayrak's brother, speaks during a ceremony promoting Turkey Insurance, in Ankara, 7 September 2020, Halil Sagirkaya/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Turkey: SLAPP lawsuit filed against academic Yaman Akdeniz over Paradise Papers tweet

IFEX joins rights groups in calling for the lawsuit against Yaman Akdeniz to be dropped. It was launched because of his tweets about the censorship of reports into criminal investigations and civil lawsuits against journalists who reported on the Paradise Papers.