Sentencing of Wall Street Journal Reporter in Turkey for Spreading “Terrorist Propaganda” a Further Deterioration of Press Freedom
The unfounded and wrongful conviction of Ayla Albayrak represents a growing trend in the Turkish government's suppression of journalistic freedoms. More
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