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Molotov Cocktails and Gun Attacks on Yeni Şafak and Yeni Akit Newspapers

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CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
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On 11 February 2016, at 5.00 am, a group of 3 or 4 unidentified masked individuals attacked the headquarters of Yeni Şafak daily newspaper in Istanbul with Molotov cocktails and guns. Another newspaper, Yeni Akit, also came under attack around 5:30 am, with Molotov cocktails thrown at its offices and in the parking area, setting buildings on fire. There were no casualties reported and the police opened an investigation.
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