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Fears Over Turkey Media Freedom Grow

A prominent Turkish columnist and television news anchor, Ahmet Hakan, has been beaten up outside his Istanbul home.  The attack on Hakan, who faced threats over reporting that has been critical of the ruling AK Party, comes as concern grows nationally and internationally over media freedom in Turkey ahead of the November election.   Hakan, who writes for the Hurriyet newspaper, reportedly sustained a broken nose and ribs in the attack by four masked assailants in the early...

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