Yavuz Baydar: Turkey cancelling journalists’ passports en masse

August 9, 2016
Selina Doğan

Selina Doğan

By Yavuz Baydar

“Turkish police have cancelled all the journalists’ passports since July 15.”

This tweet landed in my timeline on Monday morning. The author was Selina Doğan, an opposition deputy and a lawyer.

Doğan, who belongs to Istanbul’s Armenian community, tweeted a follow-up on the case of my colleague, Hayko Bağdat, whose passport was seized at the border as he returned to Turkey.

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