Journalism agenda: AKP is killing the remnants of opposition media in Turkey.. #ÖzgürMedyaSusturulamaz

The United States State Department has voiced its concern over the arrest of two British journalists and their translator in Diyarbakır, urging Turkey to revise its actions to match up with democratic values
Sözcü, a Turkish newspaper fiercely critical of the government, has left the slots for opinion columns on its front page empty to protest the government’s “increasing pressure.”
Turkish police have raided companies in Ankara belonging to Koza İpek, a corporation linked to the government’s ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gülen. The raid came after a notorious social media whistleblower claimed on Twitter that the government “would silence critical media outlets” before the Nov. 1 election.
A Turkish court has charged two British journalists at Vice News and their assistant with aiding an unidentified terrorist group.
A Turkish court has remanded in custody two British journalists working for US-based media outlet VICE News on ISIL-related terror charges, in a case that has sparked fresh concern about press freedom.

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