Government Takeover Of Turkey's Largest Newspaper Sparks Protests
The crackdown on Zaman isn't the first threat Turkey’s press freedom has faced.By Melissa Prax | March 5, 2016
Protests against the new government ownership of a Turkish newspaper got violent Friday and Saturday.
Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets to the thousands of people who rallied against the takeover of Turkey's largest newspaper, Zaman.
On Friday, police raided the newsroom and removed journalists after a court order handed over the newspaper's ownership to the government.