'Fair' elections impossible in Turkey, warns Reporters Without Borders
RSF's Erol Onderoglu says 24 June polls cannot be free due to the 'liquidation' of the media
The "liquidation" of the media in Turkey means it is impossible for "free and fair" elections to be carried out on 24 June, a leading media activist warned on Wednesday.
Erol Onderoglu, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Turkey, said that a combination of pro-government buyouts of media outlets, the mass arrest of journalists and the cowing of remaining independent media means that there could be no hope of an honest choice in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential votes.
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