Turkish authorities announced closure of more than a hundred national media on Wednesday. CNN Turk rports that 3 news agencies, 16 TV-channels, 30 publishing houses, and more than 40 daily newspapers will stop functioning.
The ban on some media is connected with the emergency state in the country, introduced in Turkey after the military coup. Some of the banned media belong to Feza mediaholding, whose owners are people loyal to Fethullah Gulen. Turkish authorities accuse Gulen of preparing the rebellion.
On the night of July 16 military coup attempt occured in Turkey. The government suppressed the rebellion. More than fifteen thousand people were arrested for involvement in the coup. Dozens of thousands dismissed, mmany institutions closed.