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Erdogan’s latest media takeover is about more than just one newspaper

March 6, 2016 - Uncategorized



ISTANBUL—This week, the world once again witnessed Turkish riot police fire tear gas and water cannons on a crowd of protesters as the government took over Turkey’s top selling newspaper, Zaman, seeking to eradicate the country’s last remaining effective voice of criticism in the press.

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As the tear-gassed crowd was pushed away with water cannons on Friday, the police in riot gear entered the media group and threw out all the journalists, editors and staff, including the editor-in-chief. Close to 1,000 riot police was deployed in the raid and were placed inside building with guns Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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