32,000 jailed for links to group ‘behind’ coup while Turkey continues to purge media organizations that have nothing to do with the coup…

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2016 at 14:52

Reuters – Ayla Jean Yackley – Sep 30, 5:13 AM

ISTANBUL Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children’s programs, on charges they spread ‘terrorist propaganda’, adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media

Justice minister confirms arrests of almost half of the 70,000 people investigated following July’s failed coup attempt.
Stating that RedHack members who were taken into custody in the investigation into the hacker organization have not been told what they were charged with, attorney Fırat Durak has noted that the detainees were being exposed to systematic torture and the police were trying to create evidence.
“Universities generate critical thinking for the benefit of society. Universities should not be dependent on interest groups or government. It is indebted to its creator, the labor of the people”.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will “evaluate” a photo of a group of party MPs posing with Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic cleric based in the U.S. who the government says was behind Turkey’s failed coup attempt, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said

Turkish citizens in Arkansas face uncertain futures
A Wikileaks‘ dump of documents shows that Turkey is essentially operating as a surveillance state: Neighbors informing on neighbors and family reporting family to the government for any alleged ties to the Gulenist movement. Director of the Peace .


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