Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 24

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 24

Post by Didge on Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:03 am

More than 100 media organizations shuttered by decree
A decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday shuttered three news agencies, 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishing houses and distribution companies. The decree also ordered the shuttered organizations' assets to be transferred to the state's treasury, but stipulated that the state would not assume the organizations' debts. Going forward, any cabinet member may order the closure of any media organization if he deems it a threat to national security, the decree said. The decree, number 668, was published in Turkey's Official Gazette (*.pdf) yesterday.
The Turkish government alleges that the organizations shuttered by yesterday's decree are linked to the Hizmet movement, which the government alleges orchestrated a failed July 15 military coup attempt that left more than 200 people dead.
The shuttered media outlets, publishing houses, and distribution companies are as follows:

https://www.cpj.org/blog/2016/07/turkey-crackdown-chronicle-week-of-july-24.php


They are listed on the link
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