Turkish police raid Zaman opposition newspaper using tear gas, water cannon

Hours after a court placed the Zaman newspaper under the management of trustees, police used tear gas and water cannon to raid the country’s largest-circulation newspaper. Police went into the building with the court-appointed managers and to evict the newspaper workers.

The court order came as a result of a case brought by a public prosecutor in Istanbul for the editorial board and management to be replaced by people named by the court. Zaman Editor-in-Chief Abdulhamid Bilici addressed his colleagues, calling the court decision a “black day for democracy” in Turkey.

  • David Murrell

    Will Liberal Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion condemn the attack on an opposition newspapr? Naaah!!!