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Turkey’s democracy was long dead

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In a result that surprised just about no one, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gained a ‘Yes’ vote in the weekend referendum, granting him sweeping new executive powers and a complete overhaul of the constitution drawn up at the birth of the Republic under Kemal Ataturk. Under the new …

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[BREAKING] Reporting ‘breaking news’ banned in Turkey

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Turkey’s Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK) restricted broadcasting of ‘breaking news’ in Turkish televisions during the state of emergency rule. According to Birgün daily, officials from RTÜK told TV executives in a meeting on Wednesday that broadcasting of ‘breaking news’ especially with regards to ‘incidents threatening national security,’ …

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