Turkey in danger of becoming a pariah state over rights record

Source:Ahval News Date:16Oct2018

“For the last two years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has ranked Turkey as the world’s leading jailer of journalists. In October 2016, following a failed military coup that summer, Turkish authorities shut down 15 media organizations. The Turkish state has abused the Interpol system to issue a red notice for journalists who write critically about the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Lake said.

This has been accompanied by attempts to kidnap Turkish citizens from foreign countries, just as Turkey has accused Saudi Arabia of doing to Khashoggi, who disappeared on October 4 after entering the Saudi consulate to finalise divorce papers.