EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

July 28, 2016 11:41 AM

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EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

BRUSSELS – The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

As a candidate nation for EU membership, Turkey "needs to aspire to the highest possible democratic standard and practices, including on the freedom of the media," said EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.

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