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Turkey: persecution of independent media under state of emergency continues


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Turkey: persecution of independent media under state of emergency continues

On 29 October, Turkey issued decree no. 676 ordering the closure of 15 Kurdish media outlets. Two days later 13 media workers from Cumhuriyet, Turkey's largest secular, left-leaning paper, were detained bringing the total number of media outlets shut down under the state of emergency to 168; and the number of media workers and writers arrested to 109. ARTICLE 19 condemns this latest attack on diversity and dissent within the media in Turkey.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.