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Turkey Crackdown: Government Closes 130 Media Outlets after Failed Coup

This is a major blow to democracy [1] and the freedom of speech and the press:

CNN Turk reported that 130 media organizations had been shuttered in a widening crackdown by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.┬áThe list also inlcuded 23 radio stations, three news agencies and 15 magazines. Many of those targeted were regional media outlets as well as several organizations that had already been seized by the state over alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric accused of being behind the failed uprising.

Photo by World Humanitarian Summit 2016 [2] [3]