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Turkey Deports Journalist for
Criticizing Government on Twitter

New York Times, by Sebnem Arsu & Robert Mackey

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/9/2014 1:11:14 AM

Istanbul - Turkey deported an Azerbaijani journalist on Friday for “posting tweets against high-level state officials,” according to an Interior Ministry order obtained by his newspaper, the English-language daily Today’s Zaman. The journalist, Mahir Zeynalov, was “put on a list of foreign individuals who are barred from entering Turkey,” the newspaper reported, one month after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against him for tweeting links to articles about a corruption scandal involving Mr. Erdogan’s government. According to the complaint, Mr. Zeynalov “committed a crime by exceeding the limit of

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The expulsion of these journalist in Turkey show that 0bama is not the only political head that has a thin skin when it comes to words (tweets).

      


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Turkey Deports Journalist for
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New York Times, by Sebnem Arsu & Robert Mackey    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/9/2014 1:11:14 AM     Post Reply
Istanbul - Turkey deported an Azerbaijani journalist on Friday for “posting tweets against high-level state officials,” according to an Interior Ministry order obtained by his newspaper, the English-language daily Today’s Zaman. The journalist, Mahir Zeynalov, was “put on a list of foreign individuals who are barred from entering Turkey,” the newspaper reported, one month after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against him for tweeting links to articles about a corruption scandal involving Mr. Erdogan’s government. According to the complaint, Mr. Zeynalov “committed a crime by exceeding the limit of

   

 

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