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Sale of Independent Media Outlet in Turkey to Group Tied to Erdogan Raises Concerns

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are among the most controversial issues in Turkey. In the past decade, some mainstream media outlets have been sold to businessmen and groups with ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is also the head of the ruling AKP party. AKP has been ruling Turkey for 15 years. After the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, some of the remaining media outlets, critical of Erdogan, were shut down, allegedly for having ties with terror...

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