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Turkey - Toxic climate for media a week ahead of elections

Reporters without borders
Read in Turkish / Türkçe Municipal and regional elections regarded as a key test for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government will be held on 30 March after weeks of campaign tension that has not spared Turkey's journalists. Embroiled in political and financial scandals and waging an information war with the influential followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, the government has stepped up pressure on the media. Reporters Without Borders deplores the poisonous climate in which (...)

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