The Turkish government continues to take action against soldiers and institutions, after this month there was an unsuccessful coup attempt.
In an emergency, 45 Newspapers, 16 television stations and three news agencies were closed, said the state news Agency Anadolu. Anadolu says that almost 1,700 soldiers - including 87 generals were dismissed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week said that action was taken to eliminate the "threat" that arose during the attempted coup.
The main body of the broadcast last week Turkey revoked the licenses of two dozen radio and television companies, which are allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan accuses of secret coup attempt, according to Anadolu. Turkey officially applied to the extradition of Gulen from the United States, where he lives in voluntary exile. He denies involvement in the coup.
In total, Turkey has closed about 130 of the media and publishing outlets, says Anadolu. Reporters without borders has complained about something called "the growing harassment" of critical media.
In a recent statement, Johann bihr, head of the Bureau of the group in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said: "no One disputes the legal right of the Turkish government to protect the constitutional order after this failed coup, but democracy, for which hundreds of civilians have lost their lives can't be protected by a ban fundamental freedoms."
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