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Eyewitness: Istanbul, Turkey

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Turkish police raid critical newspaper

Turkish police raid the offices of Zaman, the country’s biggest newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control.
Turkey seizes critical Zaman newspaper

The Turkish government seizes control of the Zaman newspaper linked to an exiled cleric critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Seized Turkey paper laments ‘dark days’

Turkey’s biggest newspaper, Zaman, condemns its takeover by the authorities in a last independent edition, while supporters are tear-gassed outside.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby has named a recent court decision to appoint a board of trustees to Zaman media group ‘troubling.’
Police dispersed a crowd tMarch 5 hat gathered in front of the Zaman media group, control of which was taken over by a board of trustees late on March 4.

US criticizes Turkey for move on Zaman media group

US State Department spokesman John Kirby has named a recent court decision to appoint a board of trustees to Zaman media group ‘troubling.’

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