May 10, 2016

Turkey's muzzling of its free press deserves more than finger-wagging from the international community - LA Times

An editor and a bureau chief of a Turkish newspaper were sentenced late last week to five years in prison for the crime — at least it’s a crime in Turkey — of publishing an article that embarrassed the government. The sentences, which are under appeal, are part of a growing effort by President Tayyip Erdogan to squelch criticism and dissenting views, the latest in a troubling series of events...

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