Turkish paper fires readers’ editor after refusing to publish his columns
The veteran Turkish journalist Yavuz Baydar has been fired from the daily newspaper Sabah, where he was its readers’ editor, after two of his columns were rejected for publication.
On the first occasion on 24 June, Baydar wrote a column that criticised the government’s handling of the Gezi Park protests. It was not published.
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experienced a fall among the ranks of the Reporters Without Borders
? World Press Freedom index
, falling to 154th on the list
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