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  12/20/2012, Tevet 7, 5773

Tukrey Declared a 'Prison for Reporters'


A non-profit organization dedicated to defending the freedom of information declared Turkey on Wednesday to be the “world’s biggest prison for journalists,” the daily Hurriyet newspaper reported.

“With a total of 72 media personnel currently detained, of whom at least 42 journalists and four media assistants are being held in connection with their media work, Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for journalists – a sad paradox for a country that portrays itself a regional democratic model,” the organization, Reporters Without Borders, said in its annual roundup.