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Turkish Police Raid Critical TV Stations

The seizure by police of one of Turkey’s largest media organizations critical of the ruling AKP Party, just days before a general election has provoked strong criticism and added to concerns over media freedom.   Police used tear gas and pepper spray during the raid that has been condemned by all of Turkey’s main opposition parties, accusing President Erdogan and the AKP of seeking to tighten its grip on the media ahead of the November 1 election.    ...

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