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Dorian Jones | Istanbul February 21, 2011 Freedom of the press in Turkey the has come under international scrutiny, following the arrest and jailing of three journalists critical of the government. Human-rights groups claim more than 50 journalists are in jail for their reporting. The Turkish government argues it needs tight press control because it… » read more

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Mr. Oktay Ekşi, honorary chief editor of large selling daily Hürriyet, used to be one the most senior political columnists in Turkey..until he was forced to resign from Hürriyet. His crime? He was no longer relevant? His readership declined? Contractual disputes? No, in an article about which he later apologized, he wrote that AKP deputies… » read more

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