Monday, December 15, 2014

Turkey Is Blasted for Mass Arrests of Journalists; EU Says Attack on Press Defies European Values

There has been outrage both within Turkey and internationally to the mass arrests of journalists and broadcasters, the Euro News website reports today (December 15, 2014).

The EU (European Union) has condemned the current detention of more than 30 people, saying the attacks on the press are against European values.

Yesterday, Turkish police raided the offices of a leading newspaper and TV station said to have close links with opposition parties.

Mustafa Yesil -- chairman of the journalists and writers foundation -- said: "These were the only anti-government media outlets. Maybe millions were expressing themselves through these media outlets. The autocratic regime controlled by one person is now trying to prevent this too, but people have no intention of letting him."

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