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US Deeply Concerned by Turkey's Increased Pressure on Opposition Media

The United States is "deeply concerned" by what appears to be an increase in official pressure on opposition media outlets in Turkey after Monday's detention of senior staff from Cumhuriyet, "one of Turkey's most respected newspapers." "We encourage the government of Turkey to ensure that the rule of law and fundamental freedoms are protected," said State Department spokesperson John Kirby during Monday's briefing, adding "democracy becomes...

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