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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

World decries Ankara’s seizure of critical media, says election now suspect


World decries Ankara’s seizure of critical media, says election now suspect.(Bugun).

The largest group in the European Parliament, the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) was quick to condemn the move.

“This attack just five days before the election is a major attack against democracy and shows that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is willing to sacrifice all democratic principles to secure a parliamentary majority,” noted Renate Sommer, the Christian Democrats’ shadow rapporteur on Turkey, in a written statement released Tuesday.

“Any talk of free and fair elections under these conditions is pointless,” she added.

On Monday, less than a week before the Nov. 1 snap election, Ankara ordered the seizure of Koza İpek Holding, which owns several media properties critical of the government. Hmmm.....The World...especially the EU will do nothing, tthe EU is a toothless dog all bark....no bite....Erdogan knows this. Read the full story here.

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