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Turkey - Ban sought. Turkish authorities try to gag independent media in run-up to elections

Reporters without borders
With two weeks to go to parliamentary elections in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders condemns government harassment of independent media and is alarmed by a request by the Ankara prosecutor's office on 18 May for the prohibition of several opposition media outlets. Türkçe / Read in Turkish Sent to the satellite agency Turksat, a communication ministry offshoot, the request concerns news organizations that support Fethullah Gülen, the US-based leader of a popular religious movement, above all (...)

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