09 Dec 2016 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 09 Dec 2016 Turkey

Turkey: Attack on Yeni Cağ Daily Building

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CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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An attack was carried out on the headquarters of Yeni Çağ daily on 8 December 2016. A statement issued by the right-wing daily newspaper, which is known with its affiliation with the opposition wing in the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), said “a group of 30 people attacked our daily’s headquarter building in İstanbul. The aggressors entered inside the building and caused material damage. The aggressors stated to wear masks ran away from the scene”. The attack caused heavy damages to the material and the building of the newspaper. Coming to the building following the incident, Turkish police maintained a security cordon on the street where the building is situated.
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