Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Journalists Terrorists

Turkish president Recep Erdogan told an audience at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York this week that his country has put more journalists in jail than any other nation because: “They’re not journalists, they’re terrorists.” Erdogan’s assertions were a chilling alternative reality to the well-documented persecution of journalists by his government. An estimated 150 journalists remain imprisoned in Turkey, while The Guardian says more than 2,500 journalists have lost their jobs and hundreds have had their press cards revoked following a media purge following the failed coup in 2016.

Source: Quartz

Posted on: September 22, 2017