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The Debate

Erdogan vs. Everyone: New Lawsuit against German Satirist (part 1)

This week President Recep Tayep Erdogan shut down 15 mostly pro-Kurdish media and jailed 12 staff, including the editor in chief of Turkey’s oldest newspaper. Cumhuriyet is critical of Erdogan but even the wildest conspiracy theories couldn’t link the staunchly secular daily to the religious Gulenist movement accused of plotting last July's failed coup. Is the crackdown about an attempt to overthrow Erdogan or part of a push to increase presidential powers?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MAGUERDITCHIAN.

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