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Turkey - Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis

Reporters without borders
In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakırköy today began investigating one of the country's biggest media groups, Doğan, for alleged terrorist propaganda. The move followed raids on the newspaper Nokta and the blocking of the daily Cumhuriyet's website in what appears to be an all-out drive to censor the government's media critics. In response to a report five days ago in the pro-government newspaper Güneş, several (...)

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