Journalist beaten up by members of ultra-nationalist Turkish Cypriot group

first_img Help by sharing this information October 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten up by members of ultra-nationalist Turkish Cypriot group Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the beating received by newspaper editor Murat Kanatli from members of an ultra-nationalist group on 17 October in Nicosia and urged the authorities to identify and punish those responsibility, so that a feeling of impunity does not endanger all journalists covering the political situation in Cyprus.The incident occurred after Kanatli, who edits the opposition weekly Yeni Cag, covered a demonstration held by the ultra-nationalist “Grey Wolves” in protest against the positions adopted by the European Union, United Kingdom and United States on a settlement in Cyprus.Kanatli subsequently went to the headquarters of the Grey Wolves with the aim of interviewing the group’s leader. On his way back to the newspaper’s offices, he was attacked in the street by some 30 members of the group, who punched and kicked him and took his digital camera.The police did not carry out any arrests, but they questioned Kanatli at great length about his reasons for going to the Grey Wolves headquarters. At his request, the police recovered his camera but the Grey Wolves kept the memory card. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News CyprusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Cyprus to go furthercenter_img News December 2, 2020 Find out more CyprusEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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