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Turkey: Journalists Protest Over Press Crackdown


Hundreds of Turkish journalists protested on Friday at the city of Istanbul over a recent wave of arrests of journalists in the country.

A statement issued by Freedom for Journalists Platform, an organisation consisting 25 different press organizations, who organised the protest, expressed deep concern over the increasing number of journalists who are “being arrested, put on trial and sent to prison everyday.”


The protestors chanted slogans calling for a free press and an end to oppression against journalists, which they said has increased in recent months.

The protests come one day after police arrested a large number of writers and journalists accused of conspiring to overthrow the country’s ruling Justice and Development Party.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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