October 27, 2015

Gov’t takeover of Koza İpek signals further attacks on critical media in Turkey

The corporate headquarters of Koza İpek Holding, which owns five critical media outlets, were raided by the riot police on Tuesday who used pepper spray as they entered the building to serve the holding with what opposition voices have said is an unlawful decision to take over the company management in order to silence the free media less than a week before the Nov. 1 general election.

The remaining media outlets that are critical and independent of the government line are also under the risk of unlawful seizure. Read more.

Today's Zaman

Related,
Police teams enter Koza İpek Holding HQ after seizure decision - Today's Zaman
EU says concerned about Koza İpek takeover - Today's Zaman

All trustees appointed to Koza İpek Holding are pro-AK Party - Today's Zaman

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