Turkey Seizes Newspaper, Zaman, as Press Crackdown Continues

March 4, 2016 7:27 PM

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Turkey Seizes Newspaper, Zaman, as Press Crackdown Continues

ISTANBUL — Backed by a court order, the Turkish authorities moved on Friday to seize Zaman, the country’s most widely circulated newspaper, in the latest crackdown by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on freedom of the press.

The seizing of the newspaper also highlighted the government’s building campaign against those it perceives to be its two greatest enemies: opposition journalists and the followers of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric affiliated with the newspaper who lives in exile in Pennsylvania. Mr. Gulen was onc...

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