Rights groups today slammed Turkey for increasing curbs on free speech, following Friday’s deportation of a journalist who had written tweets critical of the prime minister.
Mahir Zeynalov was deported after tweeting that the government failed to carry out a raid against al-Qaeda suspects. (Photo courtesy of on5yirmi5.com)
Mahir being deported
Turkey remains one of the biggest jails for journalists in the worldJohann Bihr, Head of the Eastern Europe & Central Asia Desk at RWB
Protests - or penguins?
A lot of journalists have a feeling of being careful, of not rocking the boat too muchEmma Sinclair-Webb, senior Turkey researcher at Human Rights Watch