Journalists fought to keep Turkish TV station live after police stormed building


Anchors at two Turkish televisions stations, along with dozens of other journalists, fought to keep their stations on the air on Wednesday as Turkish police raided the headquarters of an opposition media group in the early hours of the morning.

Bugun TV and Kanalturk were able to keep their broadcasts going for most of Wednesday from a small newsroom, even after police had entered the studios. But just before 5 p.m., both stations went dark.

Koza-Ipek Holding, which owns the stations, is linked to a movement led by Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Islamic cleric based in the United States. Turkey’s ruling government has accused the company of trying to destabilize the state, and prosecutors have labeled it a terrorist organization …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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