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Turkey’s attempts to silence critical media are widely condemned

Pre-election police raids on Turkish opposition media; arrests of a VICE News TV team in the Kurdish south-east; and fears of more repressive actions to come. International protests pile up against the misuse of state power to silence critical voices in Turkey.  Firdevs Robinson, author of the Talk Turkey blogtakes stock of the chilling effect of mounting pressure on Turkish media before crucial elections on 1 November.