Turkey: Nils Muižnieks calls on authorities to end media intimidation

Police raids on newsrooms and the arrest of two journalists, have placed the spotlight on media freedom in Turkey.

Writing on Facebook less than one hour ago, Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights, stated: “I am very concerned about reports of raids carried out by the Turkish police in several newsrooms and the arrest of two VICE journalists in Turkey.

“These intimidating acts should stop immediately and the Turkish authorities should take resolute steps to ensure greater freedom of the media.”

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