118 journalists behind bars in Turkey

According to Abdullah Bozkurt, about 118 journalist are in jail in Turkey for reporting on the Turkish government.

Abdullah Bozkurt is the founder and publisher of the Muhabir Ajans News Service. He is the author of a book titled 'Turkey Interrupted: Democracy Derailed'.

He is the former Bureau-in-Chief for Today’s Zaman, an English daily, in Ankara.

Bozkurt says the situation in Turkey has gone from bad to worse, from having 14 journalist behind bars in December 2015, to 118 now.

The government is going after independent media because they are the ones exposing corruption and the wrongs the government is doing, says Bozkurt.

The President is trying to silence the critical voices, using this fiasco attempt to justify what he is doing now in terms of clamping down the media.

Abdullah Bozkurt, founder and publisher of Muhabir Ajans News Service

Bozkurt says the government is not only targeting journalists and media houses, but any who oppose and expose the government They are targeting businesses, NGO's and the private sector who speak out.

He says Turkish investors are moving their assets out of the country because they don't feel safe anymore.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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