Journalist deported for anti-government tweets in Turkey

February 7, 2014 12:07 PM

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Journalist deported for anti-government tweets in Turkey

Mahir Zeynalov, an Azerbaijani journalist working for English-language newspaper Todays Zaman, was deported from Turkey on Friday morning, apparently for tweeting comments that were critical of the Turkish government, the Istanbul daily reported.

Zeynalov, who was escorted by police as he left the country, has been put on a list of foreign individuals who are barred from entering Turkey under Law No. 5683, for “posting tweets against high-level state officials.”

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