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In Turkey, Media Bosses Are Undermining Democracy

New York Times

By YAVUZ BAYDAR. Published: July 19, 2013. ISTANBUL ? THE protests that convulsed Istanbuland other Turkish cities last month exposed, among many other things, the shameful role of Turkey’s media conglomerates in subverting press freedom.


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