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Ahead of the meeting between Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister of England Theresa May, protesters have chanted slogans against Erdoğan on Downing Street where England prime ministry building is located.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) underscored that there are over 100 imprisoned journalists in Turkey, 140 media outlets have been closed and at least 889 press cards have been cancelled in the demonstration in which PEN England, RSF and London residents who are from Turkey attended.
Election will be held under State of Emergency
RSF Director to England Rebecca Vincent called for the release of imprisoned journalists in Turkey and stressed that the country will soon have a snap election.
In her speech on Downing Street, Vincent said, “Red carpet is rolled out for Erdoğan in England and this is embarrassing”, and added:
“People cannot access to free information under State of Emergency regime. People will have to cast vote without seeing the whole picture within such short period of time for campaign under these circumstances”.
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