Erdogan continues to erode journalism in his country, and no one is stopping him

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The latest example of his assault on journalism comes from The Guardian.

Emergency decree 675 ordered the shutdown of 10 newspapers, two news agencies and three magazines, bringing the total number of media outlets closed since the failed military takeover to more than 160. Most of the media organisations closed late on Saturday had head offices in the predominantly Kurdish south-east.

“The police came around 4am on Sunday morning and sealed the office,” said Beritan Canözer, a journalist in Diyarbakır for Jinha, the news agency staffed entirely by women. “We have not received a court order. There have not been any official justifications for this measure. Nobody explained anything to us.”

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