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Journalists in Turkey see media domain narrowing as elections approach

Media workers under pressure mark Working Journalists Day and fear further clampdown on independent journalism.
Journalists hold placards on Jan. 10, 2016, during a march on Journalism Day on Istiklal Ave. in Istanbul, as they protest the imprisonment of journalists.

ISTANBUL — The first 10 days of 2022 got off to a typically busy start for Turkey’s journalists with news of record inflation and growing discussion about possible early elections.

But amid the frenetic news cycle were reports of developments that have become all too familiar to the country’s media workers.

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