Turkey’s Press Crackdown Continues – Wall Street Journal

Istanbul

This is what it is like to be a journalist in the world’s “model Muslim democracy”: Last week, on my first day back at the office after a vacation, I was planning to have lunch with my colleague Nedim Sener, a well-known investigative reporter whose desk at our newspaper, Milliyet, is near mine.

But Nedim wasn’t at his desk on Thursday. It turned out he was among a group of journalists detained early in the morning for supposedly trying to overthrow the government.

Since 2007, more than a hundred uniformed and retired military officials, secular dissidents, journalists and academics …

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