The EU’s resistance to make Turkey a Member State, has led to a partial cutback of reforms by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Government, suggested Sevgi Akarcesme, the Editor of “Today’s Zaman” , the english speaking version of Turkish “Zaman” newspaper that was seized by Erdoğan on 4 March 2016.
New Europe spoke with Akarcesme in Brussels, at a press event organized to raise awareness about the lack of press freedom in Turkey. Akarcesme appeared afraid to return to Turkey after the shock of the news...
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