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Turkey: Criminal probe into newspaper’s coverage of Charlie Hebdo a chilling blow to freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Turkey: Criminal probe into newspaper a chilling blow to press freedom 15 January 2015  A criminal investigation launched today against one of Turkey’s largest daily newspapers for “insulting religious values” in its coverage of controversial cartoons published in France amounts to state censorship and will have a chilling effect on journalism and freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.  The investigation follows a police raid on Cumhuriyet daily’s printing press in Istanbul on Wednesday after a prosecutor discovered the newspaper was publishing…

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