Turkey and Egypt – turns for the worse

Turkey’s Erdogan using his power to stamp out freedom of press – Zvi Bar’el -Haaretz 05.03.16
Violent assault on opposition newspaper Zaman comes at time when no global player is likely to be willing to take Erdogan seriously to task; opportunity therefore for him to get rid of political rivals and ‘hostile’ media outlets.
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And see: Secret detentions, deaths raise alarm over Egyptian police – The Times of Israel/Associated Press 05.03.16
Rights activists say abuses are an intentional tool used by all levels in Egypt’s security forces.