As the EU finalizes a deal with Turkey over migration, the media crackdown continues. A court is to appoint an administrator to run an opposition news agency following a request from a state prosecutor.
The Sunday edition of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper minimized the government takeover of the publication while touting a bridge project in Istanbul.
Protests have continued outside the offices of the Feza Media Group a day after a Turkish court ruled that the company could no longer operate independently.
Administrators have been appointed to run the Feza Media Group, which owns the daily Zaman newspaper and several other papers, at the request of an Istanbul prosecutor, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Authorities detained the editor-in-chief of one of Turkey's largest newspapers, along with several other journalists and people associated with an opposition leader.