London newspaper forced to shut as Erdogan allies seek vengeance

President Erdogan’s Islamist administration has already jailed 35,000 people, including judges and journalists, in a clampdown on free speech
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President Erdogan’s Islamist administration has already jailed 35,000 people, including judges and journalists, in a clampdown on free speech YASIN BULBUL/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Date posted: September 16, 2016

DOMINIC KENNEDY

A Turkish opposition newspaper in Britain has been forced to close and its journalists have gone into hiding as supporters of President Erdogan unleash a campaign of intimidation against exiles.

Turks in Britain are being urged on social media to spy on each other and report suspected political opponents to the authorities in their homeland.

The Facebook page Brotherhood in Islam posted the address of a nursery school with the claim that its owners were spreading support for terrorism.

Turkish dissidents are living in fear that the authorities in Ankara will suspend their passports and demand that they be extradited…

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