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Turkey’s crackdown on the press

 IPS 14 March 2019

The recent government takeover of the Feza media group – including Turkey’s largest newspaper, the Daily Zaman – has been seen as a political manoeuvre by the ruling AKP party, with the intention to silence one of the most vocal and influential newspapers in the country. The takeover is the latest in a series of crackdowns on press freedom in Turkey, which currently ranks 149 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index, reports IPS. (994 Words) - By Joris Leverink

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Front page of the Zaman newspaper after it was taken over by the government, featuring a photo of president Erdogan. Credit: Joris Leverink/IPS

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