Turkish police raid opposition media ahead of election

Turkish police have stormed the headquarters of a media group critical of the government. The raid comes ahead of elections this weekend as media rights groups decry attacks on the free press under President Erdogan.

Firing tear gas and water cannons, Turkish police early on Wednesday raided the Istanbul-based headquarters of a media group critical of the government. The raid comes as the country heads to the polls on November 1 amid concern over authoritarianism.

Media rights groups and the opposition described the raid as a “dark day” and a “coup” against free media in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, who over the past several years has clamped down on opposition media and free speech.

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