Turkey: Gagged

Turkey has taken aim at its own press. But they are not taking it lying down By Aysegul Sert Right now Turkey’s global importance as a democratic power is on shaky ground. Any media that are deemed critical of the government are censored. Journalists who object the escalating erosion of civil and human rights and

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Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas at Newspaper, EU Laments Rights Record

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, March 6 – Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse protesters outside the country’s biggest newspaper after authorities seized control of it in a crackdown on a religious group whose leader the government accuses of treason. A court on Friday appointed an administrator to run

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Turkish Authorities Seize Newspaper Close to Cleric Gulen

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, March 5 – Turkish authorities seized control of the country’s largest newspaper on Friday in a widening crackdown against supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an influential foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a few thousand supporters who gathered

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