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Union criticises Afrika publication ban

The journalists’ union on Monday condemned a decision by Turkish Cypriot authorities to ban the publication of the Sunday edition of Afrika newspaper on the day that Turkey was holding elections, because it violated the electoral law.

The union said the decision is a “monument to the lack of press freedom and an effort to put a gag on the way a medium informs its readers and public opinion in general.”

The attack against Afrika was yet another piece of tangible proof of the assault against the freedom of the press in the north instigated by Ankara, the union said.

It expressed solidarity to the publisher and reporters and said it planned to report the action to international forums.

 

 


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