Saturday, March 5, 2016

Turkish Police Seize Turkey's Largest Newspaper

It looks like that "freedom of the press" thing which we Americans generally enjoy and take for granted isn't doing so well in Turkey.  Turkish police have seized the offices of Zaman and its English-language affiliate Today's Zaman, in the process firing the chief editor.  Police used tear gas and water cannons against people protesting their actions.  Zaman is Turkey's largest newspaper, and has been sympathetic toward Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a political foe of President Tayyip Erdogan.

Read more at Reuters, Russia Today, BBC News, Independent(dot)ie and Vice News.

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