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Is the Turkish leadership losing control of the media and over the country?

Apparently, it’s against the law in Turkey to mention on public media the terrorist attack that occurred on 10 October 2015 at 10 AM in Ankara, Turkey, that killed 97 people, including 10 members of a single family.

In 2012, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranked Turkey as the worst journalist-jailer in the world-ahead of Iran and China-with 49 journalists sitting in jail. [1]

Twitter’s 2014 Transparency Report showed that Turkey filed over five times more content removal requests with Twitter than any other country in the second half of 2014. [2]

Oddly enough, the bombing is still on all of the Turkish news sites that one can visit as well as on all local TV channels. NEC-SE has stated that the current regime will be losing its power base, and it is possible that the current regime has begun losing control over the country.

Related links:

https://nec-se.com/2015/10/13/in-turkey-the-ankara-suicide-bombings-show-that-erdogans-party-must-go/

https://nec-se.com/2015/10/12/turkey-in-turmoil-deadly-bombing-in-ankara-sign-of-a-nation-on-the-brink-of-chaos/

https://nec-se.com/2015/10/10/at-least-86-killed-186-injured-in-bomb-blasts-at-peace-rally-in-turkish-capital/

References:

  1. https://chronicle.fanack.com/turkey/society-media-culture/media/turkey-increases-pressure-on- the-media/
  2. http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/twitters-transparency-report-turkey-tops-countries-demanding-content-removal-253792.html
  3. 08 Jun 2012, Istanbul, Turkey --- Istanbul, Turkey. 8th June 2012 -- Journalist Ahmet Sk and participants walk carrying banners and shouting slogans from Taksim Square to Galatasaray. -- Journalists organised a march to ask for freedom for their colleagues who have been arrested. Co-president of the Peace and Democracy Party, Selahhattin Demirtas, was among the participants and journalist Ahmet k read the press release. --- Image by © Fulya Atalay/Demotix/Corbis

    08 Jun 2012, Istanbul, Turkey — Istanbul, Turkey. 8th June 2012 — Journalist Ahmet Sk and participants walk carrying banners and shouting slogans from Taksim Square to Galatasaray. — Journalists organised a march to ask for freedom for their colleagues who have been arrested. Co-president of the Peace and Democracy Party, Selahhattin Demirtas, was among the participants and journalist Ahmet k read the press release. — Image by © Fulya Atalay/Demotix/Corbis

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