This powerful series of tweets says all you need to know about the state of Turkey’s democracy

Turkish president Recep Erdogan has ordered that at least 131 media outlets suspected of inciting or sympathizing with this month’s failed military coup be permanently shut down. That includes three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishing houses, according to Al Jazeera. Erdogan’s post-coup purges have targeted at least 50,000 people — including soldiers, police, civil servants, and academics — suspected of inciting or sympathizing with the military uprising. At least 15,000 have been detained so far. Journalists — long a favorite target of Erdogan’s — have also been hastily targeted in the post-coup crackdown. As of Thursday, 42 journalists had been detained, according to Turkish analyst and journalist Mahir Zeynalov. Zeynalov has been sharing photos on Twitter of the journalists as they are hauled away by Turkish police.

via independent: This powerful series of tweets says all you need to know about the state of Turkey’s democracy

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