Stating that she is highly concerned over recent developments in Turkey, Keller said her concerns grew after a series of meetings she had with Turkish journalists during a visit to the country last week. Noting that the appointment of a trustee to the Koza İpek Holding, which is also active in the media, also justified these concerns.
Stressing that press freedom is crucial in democracies, Keller said democracy would not function in a country where journalists are attacked and media organizations are seized.
Published on Today's Zaman, 26 October 2015, Monday
- Trustee at Koza İpek: The dictator must have gone crazy
- AK Party gov’t seizes critical holding, media groups a week before polls
- Opposition, jurists slam arbitrary seizure of critical holding, warn of serious consequences
- Threatening media and future of Turkey
- Bogus allegations against İpek Media Group revealed to be false
- Turkey demands end to political raids on business, education and media
- The economics of authoritarianism