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hrw.org – Dec 14, 9:01 PM

(Istanbul) – Turkey’s government has all but silenced independent media in an effort to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its ruthless crackdown on perceived enemies, Human Rights Watch said today. The assault on critical journalism sharpened

CHP head quotes Voltaire in reply to criticisms over imprisoned journalists
Hurriyet Daily News
The names that initially disturbed critics were jailed veteran journalists Nazlı Ilıcak, Mehmet Altan, Ahmet Altan, Şahin Alpay and Ali Bulaç, who had at the time supported the Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) cases, which were allegedly trialed ..

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Staff of four TV and seven radio channels closed by Statutory Decrees have come together and established 1 Haber Var (There is 1 Report) Platform.
Fifty-one academics out of 87 who were issued detention warrants have been detained by police at Istanbul University over suspected links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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