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Riot police are seen in Kocaeli province, Turkey, on July 6, 2017. Unidentified attackers recently shot at the offices of the Kocaeli Ses newspaper. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Unidentified shooters attack office of Kocaeli Ses newspaper in Turkey

Istanbul, April 20, 2020 — Turkish authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the shooting attack on the Kocaeli Ses newspaper, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the safety of the paper’s staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Skyscrapers at the business and financial districts are seen from the old city in Istanbul, Turkey August 22, 2017. Turkey has continued its crackdown on the media. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 9, 2018

Journalists Imprisoned An Istanbul court on April 6 arraigned İhsan Yaşar and İhsak Kabul, the publisher and responsible news editor respectively for the recently seized pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, on charges of “being members of a [terrorist] organization” and “making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization,” the daily Evrensel reported.

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