• “Harassment and intimidation of journalists constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,” he said.

  • A group of angry demonstrators attacked Afrika after the daily likened Turkey’s Afrin operation in northern Syria to Ankara’s occupation of the north.

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had called on his “brothers” in north Cyprus “to give the necessary response”.

  • “The Commission will continue to monitor the issue, put it to the appropriate counterparts, and highlight the utmost importance of freedom of expression in boosting confidence between the two Cypriot communities,” the Commissioner added.

03/05/18 09:56


EU Commission regrets Afrika violence

The European Commission is aware of the intimidation of Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika and regrets the violence of protesters against the newspaper’s offices, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a written response to a question submitted by MEPs. “Harassment and intimidation...

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