Declining press freedom in Turkey

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Protest against a police raid on Koza Ipek Holding media in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 October 2015.

Declining press freedom in Turkey


Press freedom is declining in Turkey since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became president in August 2014. Hundreds of journalists were fired, detained or under investigation and many news agencies were closed in the past year.
"In 2015, 774 journalists were fired, 484 legal actions were taken by judicial authorities, 200 press members and 7 media companies were subjected to an investigation, 156 journalists were detained, court cases were opened against 238 journalists and at least 32 journalists are cu...


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