Turkey 'silencing' independent media: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Turkey of “silencing” independent media in its bid to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its huge crackdown following the failed July coup. In a report, the US-based rights watchdog said Turkey’s “assault” on critical journalism had accelerated since the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — but said it began several years earlier and had steadily “sharpened” since 2014. The Turkish authorities had no immediate reaction to the report.

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