EU lawmakers condemn Turkey media crackdown, say democratic reforms in decline

January 15, 2015 4:00 PM

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BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers have condemned Turkey for cracking down on media freedom, saying the government's response to corruption allegations raises questions about its commitment to democracy.

Parliamentarians said Thursday in a resolution that Ankara's actions have "cast serious doubts on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, and demonstrated an increasing intolerance of political opposition, public protest and critical media."

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