Freedom of the press has been one of the chief casualties of Erdoğan’s rule. He has confiscated newspapers, sued their editors, and imprisoned journalists. Reporters Without Frontiers ranks Turkey’s press freedom 151st (155 as of July ’17) in the world out of 180, below Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In the forthcoming year, as Erdoğan’s state of emergency and purge continue, Turkey’s ranking will likely fall further, perhaps even below the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Click the link to read the article in aei.org. https://www.aei.org/publication/twelve-questions-turkeys-journalists-cant-ask/