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Turkey: Police Raid Newspapers Ahead of Sunday’s National Election | Democracy Now!

3.11.15

Headlines for October 30, 2015 | Democracy Now!: In Turkey, police have raided and shut down the offices of television channels and newspapers ahead of Sunday’s national election. Police fired pepper spray and water cannons at protesters outside. Turkish journalist Mustafa Kilic, who works for one of the raided newspapers, spoke out.

Mustafa Kilic: "We came to work feeling as if we are criminals. We prepared today’s newspaper under police blockade. We have mentioned it in our stories. We are under police blockade. Psychologically, we cannot work, and that is how we prepared this newspaper for print. As for tomorrow’s newspaper, today the trustees came and talked to us and said, 'Go away if that's how you think.’"


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