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Turkey shuts down dozens of media outlets as government continues its broader crackdown


The government of Turkey has reportedly shuttered dozens of media outlets, as the country’s president continues to crackdown on opposition in the wake of an attempted coup.

The Associated Press reported that 45 newspapers and 16 TV stations have been shut down in addition to numerous radio stations, magazines and newswiresCNN Turkey also reported the closures. 

In the wake of a failed coup attempt by parts of the Turkish military, President Recep Erdogan has been going after any people or institutions that are not entirely in his camp. He has reportedly closed thousands of schools and charities, as well as some unions, universities and medical institutions.  Read more…

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