Gov’t takeover of critical media group draws international backlash, civil society organizations (CSOs) defending the freedom of expression and free media are outrageous against the seizure of Turkey’s highest circulated newspaper, Zaman.
An İstanbul court appointed trustees to take over the management of the Feza Media Group, which includes Turkey’s biggest-selling newspaper, the Zaman daily, as well as the Today’s Zaman daily and the Cihan news agency, dealing a fresh blow to the already battered media freedom in Turkey.
Freedom House blasted the court decision to seize Zaman, calling on the Turkish government to stop the crackdown on the press.
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