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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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10. Finding New Ways to Censor Journalists in Turkey

By Yavuz Baydar

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A journalist holds a placard at the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul on December 14, 2014. Turkish police raided media outlets close to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, including Zaman, and detained 23 people.

Source: Reuters/Murad Sezer

The flood was foretold and seemed inevitable. Even I, with my limited resources as a journalist and media monitor, raised the alarm years ago.

During the past five years, step by step, the Turkish media has fallen into full compliance with the structures of power, most notably those of President Recep Tayyip ...

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