Turkey Shuts Down 130 Media Outlets, Including 45 Newspapers And 16 TV Stations


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Turkey’s government has decided to close down dozens of media outlets, including 45 newspapers and 16 television stations in the wake of a failed military coup, the country’s state-run news agency reported Wednesday.
CNN Turk reported that 130 media organizations had been shuttered in a widening crackdown by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The 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.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/286345-turkey-shuts-down-130-media-outlets-including-45-newspapers-and-16-tv-stations/

Think of what has been happening here. obama’s administration has tried to enact laws which would have shut down opposition from voices they dislike. They have denied permits and tax status as well as demanded who the members were. Agencies have been armed.


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One has a tendency to say that stuff like that could never happen here.
But then on the other hand one wouldn’t think that the IRS could be used as a weapon against conservatives here either.


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One has a tendency to say that stuff like that could never happen here.
But then on the other hand one wouldn’t think that the IRS could be used as a weapon against conservatives here either.
[/quote]I realize politicians once they get into office push through their stuff. The EPA has been used like that in the past. But this is the forst time we have had agencies go out of their way to attack Americans. Homeland Security tells us soldiers and gun toting religious white people are the enemy. IRS goes after conservative groups, the FCC tries to limit free speech, BLM throws people off land, and so on