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End Turkey's crackdown on press freedom

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Join Index on Censorship, writers, journalists and artists from around the world to condemn the shocking seizure of Turkish independent media group, Zaman. 

"Today Turkey seized one of the country's leading newspapers. In so doing, Turkey has confirmed that it is no longer committed to a free press, which is the bedrock of any democratic society.

We, the undersigned, ask the court to reverse its decision to seize Zaman and urge the international community to speak out against Turkey's repeated attempts to stifle a free and independent media."

Also see:
Turkish court orders seizure of Zaman news group
Index on Censorship condemns seizure of Zaman
Turkey's war on journalists rages on

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Index de, dünyanın dört bir yanında olan yazarlara, gazetecilere ve sanatçılara katılarak Türkeyenin bağımsız medya grubuna devletin el koymasını kınıyor ve asağıdakini imzalayın:

“Bugün Türkiye devleti, ülkenin önde gelen gazetelerinden biri olan Zaman gazetesine el koydu. Bunu yapmasi ile, Türkiye özgür basına artık bağlı olmadığını doğruladı, oysa özgür basın bütün demokratik toplumların temelidir”.

Biz, altında imzasi bulunan kişiler, mahkemeden Zaman gazetesine kayyum atanması kararını geri çekmesini talep ediyor ve Uluslararasi toplumdan Türkiye devletinin defalarca özgür ve bağımsız medya’yı bastırmaya çalışmasına karşı açıkca konuşmasını önemle tavsiye ediyoruz.

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Signed

All the staff at Index on Censorship

David Aaronovitch, journalist and chair of Index on Censorship

Ricardo Gutierrez, general secretary, European Federation of Journalists

Christophe Deloire, executive director, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Barbara Trionfi, executive director, International Press Institute

Rafael Marques de Morais, investigative journalist, MakaAngola.org

Tim Stanley, Telegraph columnist

Neil Mackay, editor, Sunday Herald, Glasgow

Molly Crabapple, artist and author

Richard Sambrook, professor of journalism, Cardiff University

Tom Holland, historian and author

Matthew Parris, writer and broadcaster

Amberin Zaman, journalist

Peter Kellner, author and writer

James Ball, special correspondent, Buzzfeed

Rupert Myers, political correspondent, GQ

Peter Pomeranzev, journalist and author

Jacob Mchangama, executive director, Justitia

Peter Oborne, journalist

Tamas Bodoky, editor-in-chief, atlatszo.hu

Kevin Maguire, associate editor, The Mirror

Ariel Dorfman, playwright

Mary Fitzgerald, editor in chief, OpenDemocracy.net

Catherine Mayer, journalist and author

Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Ph.D.

Ian Birrell, journalist and co-founder of Africa Express

Anthony Barnett, founder, openDemocracy

Tony Gallagher, editor-in-chief, The Sun

Maria Polachowska, journalist

Nick Dawes, chief content and editorial officer, Hindustan Times

tOad, cartoonist

Dave Brown, political cartoonist for The Independent

Sir Stephen Sedley, QC

Raymond Louw, journalist

Samm Farai Monro, comedian, writer and producer

Paul Dacre, editor, Daily Mail

Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)



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