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Zaman employees waiting near the entrance said police immediately tear-gassed readers to disperse them without even delivering the court decision.
Employees shouted 'free press cannot be silenced," as hundreds of police officers entered the building. Zaman daily Editor-in-Chief Abdülhamit Bilici, who had hard time in speaking to to tear gas that covered inside the building, said the scene will be noted in the Turkish history as a black stain.
Police then went to the management floor in the building. Then police initially prevented Bilici from entering his office but they later let him in. Bilici was heard saying he does not recognize the court decision.
originally posted by: schuyler
The US is between a rock and a hard place. If something happens people are quick to say, "Why doesn't the US do something!" If something happens and the US does something, people say, "Why are you interfering in a sovereign nation's internal affairs?" If the US intervenes, they're bad. If the US does not intervene, they're bad.
Which is it?
I think something big is brewing in Turkey and this could be the start however, I think Erdogan wants something to kick off, why I'm not sure but I think his actions are part of a much bigger plan!
A recent report by Turkey’s main opposition, the Republican People’s party, revealed that about 80% of all buildings inside the Sur curfew zone had been destroyed, and that most people had left even the intact parts of the neighbourhood for fear of the violence. According to the Turkish health minister, Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, about 355,000 citizens have been displaced by the continuing clashes in the Kurdish region.