Tags: EU | Turkey | EU | Media

EU Calls Turkey's Crackdown on Media "worrying"

EU Calls Turkey's Crackdown on Media "worrying"

Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:24 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

As a candidate nation for EU membership, Turkey "needs to aspire to the highest possible democratic standard and practices, including on the freedom of the media," said EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.

Turkish authorities have ordered dozens of media organizations closed down in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup. They have also issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists of Turkey's Zaman newspaper.

Kocijancic called it "worrying that, following the entry into force of the state of emergency in Turkey, arrest warrants have been issued against a large number of journalists and a number of outlets have been shut down."

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.As a candidate nation for EU membership, Turkey "needs to aspire to the highest possible democratic standard and practices, including on the freedom...
EU,Turkey,EU,Media
127
2016-24-28
Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:24 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved