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Sunday, March 18, 2018

“The Turkish police with tear gas broke up the protest in support of opposition newspaper”

The peaceful demonstration ended with a hard acceleration gathered by the police. Law enforcement officers used water cannons and tear gas, from which one woman became ill. Under the hand of the Turkish police came and journalist RT.

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The week in Turkey were closed down several private TV and radio stations, included in the holding Koza-Ipek, which the authorities consider the opposition. On Saturday the staff of the newspaper Zaman of the same holding company were not allowed into the editorial office in Istanbul — the building is cordoned off by the police.

About the publisher began a spontaneous protest gathered hundreds of supporters, journalists, shouting slogans: “Free press won’t be silenced,” reports AFP. The police used non-lethal weapons, plastic bullets, tear gas and water cannons.

Gas from one woman became ill and she fainted, according to AP.

Editor-in-chief of the Zaman Abdulhamit bilici said that is now in the newspaper office in Ankara and all the editors are waiting, how they’ll be kicked out from the office and pass it under the control of “court-appointed Trustees,” reports RIA Novosti.

About the situation told RT correspondent Paula slier, who Periscope through streamed events from Istanbul. She came under the attack of tear gas. “The protest was quite peaceful. Suddenly the police moved on the crowd and after a few moments, began to force out protesters and throw canisters of tear gas,” she said. According to the journalist, the crew had to escape from the place of action in the shelter — the local Barber shop, but later Siler continued to broadcast.


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