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Trans-Atlantic official slams US for forcing Turkish broadcaster to register as foreign agent

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's media freedom representative said TRT's registration under a Nazi-era anti-propaganda law had a “restrictive & negative impact on media freedom.”
French State Secretary for European Affairs Harlem Desir arrives for a meeting in Rome, Italy, December 13, 2015. The U.S. and Italy on Sunday led the international diplomatic push to get Libya's warring factions to sign a deal to form a unity government, hoping it will stop the spread of Islamic State militancy in the North African country.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli - GF10000264368

A key trans-Atlantic security forum is objecting to the US Department of Justice's decision to force Turkish public broadcaster TRT to register as a foreign agent.

In a tweet this morning from his official Twitter account, the representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said the decision to apply the Nazi-era Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to TRT's Washington office would have a “restrictive & negative impact on media freedom.”

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