The Lynching of Journalists, Free Press under Threat

Police officers observe a wracked sign of the Afrika newspaper office after it was attacked by supporters of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish occupied norther part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Editor of afrika, Sener Levent alleged during an interview with The Associated Press that Monday's attack was prompted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

By Andreas C. Chrysafis*.

The recent attempt to lynch a group of journalists and editor Sener Levent of the Turkish Cypriot national newspaper Afrika in Nicosia offers serious warnings of things to come.

There seems to be a conflict brewing between the Turkish Cypriots and Anatolian Turks devoted to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a man who has systematically filled the occupied area with hundreds of snoopers to spy on anyone and everyone who shows any signs of opposition to his dictatorial …

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