Turkish police raid newspaper office, detain at least 23 employees – CPJ Press Freedom Online

In this October 2008 file photo, opposition lawmakers hold copies of Azadiya Welat newspaper during a meeting of the parliament to protest a month-long ban on the publication. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

New York, August 29, 2016–Turkish authorities should immediately release 23 employees of the Kurdish-language daily newspaper Azadiya Welat detained yesterday in a police raid of the newspaper’s office, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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