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Protests have broken out in Turkey following the arrest of two opposition journalists, the most recent part of a widespread media crackdown by the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan.

Turks are not letting the media crackdown go unnoticed, with thousands of people flooding the streets of Istanbul and Ankara to keep alive a debate about democracy in the country

Protesters gathered in Istanbul and Ankara, with the latter encountering riot police that reportedly used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Reuters reported that the number of protesters was around 2,000, with some chanting “Murderer Erdogan.” Read more…

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