Amnesty: Turkey waging "onslaught on dissenting media"

The Turkish government's decision to take control of a major opposition newspaper reflects an "ongoing onslaught on dissenting media," Amnesty International says.

"By lashing out and seeking to rein in critical voices, President Erdogan's government is steamrolling over human rights," says Andrew Gardner, Amnesty's Turkey expert.

"A free and independent media, together with the rule of law and independent judiciary, are the cornerstones of internationally guaranteed freedoms which are the right of everyone in Turkey," Gardner says.

Amnesty's annual report on global human rights, published last week, documented "a disturbing pattern of attacks on freedom of the press in Turkey."

Last update: Fri, 04/03/2016 - 17:59

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